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We just wrapped up our last in-person class of 2022. What an amazing summer. Center for Collections Care provided invaluable hands-on training to 65 participants from 46 institutions located in 16 states from California to Maine. And most importantly, everyone remained healthy.

We look forward to NEW classes in 2023 including Rigging Works of Art. Stay tuned, the 2023 Course Schedule will be announced in late August. 

Having fun making mounts for collections objects.

Online Courses (2022)

While we may not be able to welcome you to campus right now, learning and networking opportunities continue online. Join us for our first online course in July. Full scholarships are available!

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In-Person Courses (2022)

We look forward to resuming in-person learning next summer. 2022 classes will be posted in September, so check back to get a head start on planning your professional development.

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Course Levels

Center for Collections Care courses meet beginner, intermediate, and advanced training needs. Each class is identified as either Level 1, 2, or 3. Level 1 knowledge and skills are  expected of those applying for intermediate and advanced level courses.

  • Beginner (Level 1): basic understanding of agents of deterioration, preventive care, and object handling; ideal for emerging professionals or those with no formal training.
  • Intermediate (Level 2): performs preventive care tasks (collection housing, environmental monitoring, labeling, packing/moving/transport, condition reporting/survey, pest management, object photography, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, exhibit preparation, surface cleaning, etc.); ideal for practicing professionals in need of new knowledge and skills.
  • Advanced (Level 3): performs stabilization techniques/treatments (paper repair, adhesive removal, textile stabilization, instrumental analysis, etc.); ideal for advanced professionals who want to build on a foundation of intermediate-level knowledge and training.

If you are unsure what level is the best fit for you, please contact the faculty director, Nicolette Meister ( for informal advising.

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