UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Program in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, University of California, Los Angeles

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Salamanca, NY/USA, April 17-19, 2023

Santa Rosa, CA/USA, April 2024

Announcing National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation of Indigenous Collections: Regional Workshops

Two regional workshops will be offered in-person April 2023 and 2024, cost-free to all participants! The first will take place in Salamanca, New York and the second in Santa Rosa, California. These workshops are available to those seeking opportunities for professional development outside of a graduate program. Ideal participants are currently, or plan to become caretakers of American Indian cultural materials, either in cultural centers or museums. Transportation, accommodation, and per diem will be included with the workshop, and materials will be available on-site.  These workshops are intended to teach practical skills, impart confidence in decision-making, and help build professional and community networks. Our two instructors will demonstrate collections care and conservation skills such as:

  • condition reporting
  • building custom storage boxes
  • removing/adding accession numbers
  • pest management
  • mold remediation
  • cleaning collections items
  • …and more!

The specific topics of the workshop will be tailored to the selected participants, focusing on addressing the needs and interests of the participants’ own collections.

Note: An additional background check will be conducted by the host institution for those accepted.


Spring 2023 Workshop: Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Salamanca, NY/USA, April 17-19, 2023


We welcome applications for our Spring 2023 in-person workshop on Preservation of Indigenous Cultural Collections, generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The workshop will be hosted at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, April 17-19 2023, with travel the day prior. Participation includes flights and/or mileage, four nights at Seneca Allegheny Resort & Casino or another locally owned hotel, plus a per diem for meals. Workshop materials will be available on-site.

How to Apply:

Applications are due by Feb 10, 2023 at the latest. Please send questions and the following application materials to preservation-courses@ioa.ucla.edu:

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