In-Person Courses


Our compelling difference is in-person, hands-on learning on a residential museum-rich liberal arts campus.

Key Features

  • Two professional museums are our laboratories.
  • Practicing conservators and cultural heritage professionals are our instructors.
  • In-person instruction and after-hours socialization contribute to a community of practice.
  • Participants depart with new knowledge, skills, and professional networks that benefit them throughout their careers.
  • Course fees include on campus accommodations, breakfast and lunch, and all materials.

2024 Schedule-at-a-Glance

The early bird fee is only available to those who register before March 31, 2024.

CourseDateFeeEarly Bird Fee
Care of Metals (Level 2)June 3-5, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 1 SPOT LEFT)$1,200$1,150
Care of Photographs (Level 2)June 3-6, 2024$1,400$1,350
Introduction to Textile Conservation (Level 2)June 10-13, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND FULL)$1,400$1,350
Mount Making: The Design and Fabrication of Archival Mounts for Exhibits (Level 2)June 10-14, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND FULL); 2nd Session July 22-26, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 3 SPOTS OPEN)$1,550$1,500
Integrated Pest Management (Level 2)June 12-14, 2024$1,200 $1,150
Packing Artwork for Transit: Established Practices and Underlying Principles (Level 2)June 17-20, 2024$1,450$1,400
Storage Solutions (Level 2)June 17-20, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND FULL)$1,450$1,400
Introduction to Paper Conservation (Level 2)June 24-27, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND FULL)$1,400$1,350
Introduction to Painting Conservation (Level 2)July 8-11, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 1 SPOT LEFT)$1,400$1,350
Traditional Gilding (Level 2)July 8-12, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND 1 SPOT OPEN)$1,600$1,550
Gilding Conservation (Level 3)July 15-19, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 2 SPOTS LEFT)$1,600$1,550
Matting and Framing Works of Art on Paper (Level 2)July 15-19, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 1 SPOT LEFT)$1,550$1,500
Advanced Textile Conservation (Level 3)July 23-26, 2024$1,400$1,350
Museum Mannequins (Level 3)July 30-August 1, 2024$1,300$1,250
Rare Books Care and Structure (Level 2)July 30-August 1, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 1 SPOT LEFT)$1,200$1,150
Advanced NAGPRA in Practice (Level 3)August 5-8, 2024$1,400$1,350

Course Descriptions

Care of Metals (Level 2)

June 3-5, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 1 SPOT LEFT)

Instructor: Cricket Harbeck
Course Fee: $1,200
Early Registration: $1,150

Care of Photographs (Level 2)

June 3-6, 2024

Instructor: Gary Albright
Course Fee: $1,400
Early Registration: $1,350

Introduction to Textile Conservation (Level 2)

June 10-13, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND FULL)

Instructor: Beth McLaughlin
Course Fee: $1,400
Early Registration: $1,350

Mount Making: The Design and Fabrication of Archival Mounts for Exhibits (Level 2)

June 10-14, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND FULL); 2nd Session July 22-26, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 3 SPOTS OPEN)

Instructor: Pam Gaible and Earl Lock
Course Fee: $1,550
Early Registration: $1,500

Integrated Pest Management (Level 2)

June 12-14, 2024

Instructor: Christa Deacy-Quinn
Course Fee: $1,200
Early Registration: $1,150

Packing Artwork for Transit: Established Practices and Underlying Principles (Level 2)

June 17-20, 2024

Instructor: T. Ashley McGrew
Course Fee: $1,450
Early Registration: $1,400

Storage Solutions (Level 2)

June 17-20, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND FULL)

Instructor: Christa Deacy-Quinn
Course Fee: $1,450
Early Registration: $1,400

Introduction to Paper Conservation (Level 2)

June 24-27, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND FULL)

Instructor: Jennifer Hain Teper
Course Fee: $1,400
Early Registration: $1,350

Introduction to Painting Conservation (Level 2)

July 8-11, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 1 SPOT LEFT)

Instructor: Heather Galloway
Course Fee: $1,400
Early Registration: $1,350

Traditional Gilding (Level 2)

July 8-12, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND 1 SPOT OPEN)

Instructor: Hubert Baija
Course Fee: $1,600
Early Registration: $1,550

Gilding Conservation (Level 3)

July 15-19, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 2 SPOTS LEFT)

Instructor: Hubert Baija
Course Fee: $1,600
Early Registration: $1,550

Matting and Framing Works of Art on Paper (Level 2)

July 15-19, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 1 SPOT LEFT)

Instructor: Christine Conniff-O’Shea
Course Fee: $1,550
Early Registration: $1,500

Advanced Textile Conservation (Level 3)

July 23-26, 2024

Instructor: Camille Myers Breeze
Course Fee: $1,400
Early Registration: $1,350

Museum Mannequins (Level 3)

July 30-August 1, 2024

Instructor: Camille Myers Breeze
Course Fee: $1,300
Early Registration: $1,250

Rare Books Care and Structure (Level 2)

July 30-August 1, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 1 SPOT LEFT)

Instructor: Jennifer Hain Teper
Course Fee: $1,200
Early Registration: $1,150

Advanced NAGPRA in Practice (Level 3)

August 5-8, 2024

Instructor: Jan Bernstein & Jane Richardson
Course Fee: $1,400
Early Registration: $1,350

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