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.

2022 Schedule-at-a-Glance

The early bird fee is only available to those who register before March 31, 2023.

CourseDateFeeEarly Bird Fee
Care of Metal (Level 2)June 5-7, 2023$1,200$1,150
Care of Photographs (Level 2)June 5-8, 2023$1,400$1,350
Mount Making: The Design and Fabrication of Archival Mounts for Exhibits (Level 2)June 13-16, 2023$1,450 $1,400
Advanced Mount Making (Level 3)June 19-21, 2023$1,200$1,150
Introduction to Textile Conservation (Level 2)June 13-16, 2023$1,400$1,350
Matting and Framing Works of Art on Paper (Level 2)June 19-23, 2023$1,500$1,450
Traditional Gilding (Level 2)June 26-30, 2023$1,550$1,500
Rigging Works of Art (Level 2)July 10-13, 2023$1,450$1,400
Storage Solutions (Level 2)July 10-12, 2023$1,200$1,150
Introduction to Paper Conservation (Level 2)July 17-20, 2023$1,400$1,350
Packing Artwork for Transit: Established Practices and Underlying Principles (Level 2)July 17-20, 2023$1,450$1,400
Advanced Textile Conservation (Level 3)July 24-27, 2023$1,400$1,350
Integrated Pest Management (Level 2)July 31-August 2, 2023$1,200 $1,150
Rare Books Care and Structure (Level 2)July 31-August 2, 2023$1,200$1,150

Course Descriptions

Care of Metal (Level 2)

June 5-7, 2023

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

Care of Photographs (Level 2)

June 5-8, 2023

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

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

June 13-16, 2023

Instructor: Pam Gaible and Earl Lock
Course Fee: $1,450
Early Registration: $1,400

Advanced Mount Making (Level 3)

June 19-21, 2023

Instructor: Earl Lock
Course Fee: $1,200
Early Registration: $1,150

Introduction to Textile Conservation (Level 2)

June 13-16, 2023

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

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

June 19-23, 2023

Instructor: Christine Conniff-O’Shea
Course Fee: $1,500
Early Registration: $1,450

Traditional Gilding (Level 2)

June 26-30, 2023

Instructor: Hubert Baija
Course Fee: $1,550
Early Registration: $1,500

Rigging Works of Art (Level 2)

July 10-13, 2023

Instructor: Roger Machin
Course Fee: $1,450
Early Registration: $1,400

Storage Solutions (Level 2)

July 10-12, 2023

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

Introduction to Paper Conservation (Level 2)

July 17-20, 2023

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

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

July 17-20, 2023

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

Advanced Textile Conservation (Level 3)

July 24-27, 2023

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

Integrated Pest Management (Level 2)

July 31-August 2, 2023

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

Rare Books Care and Structure (Level 2)

July 31-August 2, 2023

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

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