Online Courses


Learn collections care skills, even at a distance.

Why Learn with Us Online?

Online learning is more accessible and equitable. Our mission to empower participants and build preservation knowledge and skills can only be realized if those who need training can access it. Our lives have become more “virtual” as a result of the pandemic and we anticipate this pivot will not disappear. Online learning offers greater flexibility, convenience, and is more cost-effective than in-person learning.

Our community of practice is built around relationships. We are committed to building these social and professional networks regardless of whether learning takes place online or on our campus. Our online classes offer the live-interaction of a traditional class and opportunities to engage with other participants. 

Our community of practice is built around hands-on, experiential learning. Practice kits and at-home labs will continue this tradition, but at your own pace. Course fees include all materials, so there is no additional cost to you.

Online Format

Online courses meet live over a series of consecutive weeks. Meeting times will be determined based on participant time zones. Participants access course materials and discussion forums through a web-based learning management system. Social hours will be scheduled to provide opportunities to get to know one another outside the virtual classroom. Zoom web conferencing is used for class meetings. Participants are expected to use a webcam and microphone during class. We do not recommend participation using mobile devices.

2024 Schedule-at-a-Glance

CourseDateFeeEarly Bird Fee
Fundamentals of Collections Care (Level 1)January 18-February 8, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND FULL)$500N/A
NAGPRA in Practice (Level 2)April 3-24, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND FULL)$500N/A
Culturally Informed Collections Stewardship (Level 1)May 1-May 22, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 2 SPOTS LEFT)$500N/A
Fundraising and Grant Writing for Collections Care and Access (Level 2)May 8-29, 2024$500N/A
Fundamentals of Collections Management (Level 1)September 5-26, 2024$500N/A
15th-21st Century Picture Frames in EuropeSeptember 10-24, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 8 SPOTS LEFT)$500N/A

Course Descriptions

Beloit students work with one of the many pieces of art in the permanent collection of the Wright Museum of Art.

Fundamentals of Collections Care (Level 1)

January 18-February 8, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND FULL)

Instructor: Christa Deacy-Quinn
Course Fee: $500
Early Registration: N/A

NAGPRA in Practice (Level 2)

April 3-24, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN AND FULL)

Instructor: Jan Bernstein and Jane Richardson
Course Fee: $500
Early Registration: N/A

Pipes with sweegrass

Culturally Informed Collections Stewardship (Level 1)

May 1-May 22, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 2 SPOTS LEFT)

Instructor: Dr. Jessie Ryker-Crawford and Dr. Jennifer Shannon
Course Fee: $500
Early Registration: N/A

A view from the rooftop of the Sanger Center for the Sciences shows a park-like Beloit College campus.

Fundraising and Grant Writing for Collections Care and Access (Level 2)

May 8-29, 2024

Instructor: Bob Beatty and Jennifer Hain Teper
Course Fee: $500
Early Registration: N/A

Documentation files at the Logan Museum of Anthropology.

Fundamentals of Collections Management (Level 1)

September 5-26, 2024

Instructor: Christa Deacy-Quinn
Course Fee: $500
Early Registration: N/A

David Teniers, Gallery of the Archduke Leopold, 1661

15th-21st Century Picture Frames in Europe

September 10-24, 2024 (CONFIRMED TO RUN - 8 SPOTS LEFT)

Instructor: Hubert Baija
Course Fee: $500
Early Registration: N/A

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