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Check-out the 2023 Schedule!

The 2023 in-person and online course schedule is now available!

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! Round 1 closed March 6, but Round 2 is open until April 7, 2023. Apply now, but check availability first as courses are filling fast! See Registration & Funding for the application and details.

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Online Courses (2023)

Online classes offer the live-interaction of a traditional class and opportunities to engage with other participants. Join us online and enjoy greater flexibility and convenience, all while building your knowledge and professional network.

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In-Person Courses (2023)

In-person classes resumed in summer 2022. The full 2023 in-person course scheduled 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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