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About Preservation Training at NEDCC

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Visit NEDCC’s Training Calendar  to browse our schedule of current programs.

For detailed program descriptions, visit the Current Programs List.

Education is key to NEDCC’s mission

NEDCC's Preservation Services staff and conservators offer a variety of programs each year to help cultural institutions and individuals preserve their valuable collections.  NEDCC’s training programs are made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Workshops at your location

NEDCC presents half-day, full-day, and multi-day in-person workshops at your institution. These workshops often cover topics that include interactive, hands-on activities (such as Identification and Care of Photographs) or topics that require in-depth exploration and discussion.

Regional Workshops

Interested in bringing an NEDCC training program to your area? Your institution can coordinate an NEDCC workshop or other program for your region, anywhere in the country.  NEDCC will provide the faculty and help you promote the event to your audience. The NEDCC Preservation Services staff can tailor the program to your region’s interests and training needs.


NEDCC presents webinars on preservation topics ranging from collections care to the basics of digitization to AV preservation. We offer 2-hour webinars as well as 1-hour, “Brown Bag” webinars during lunch time.


NEDCC has presented conferences on creating and managing digital collections in locations around the country and internationally since 1995. Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections is our current 2 ½ day conference that explores the challenges, considerations, and best practices surrounding today's digital collections care.

Join NEDCC’s E-News List for all the latest conference announcements.


Preservation 101 is a fully online resource offered in two forms: as a paid, instructor-led course and as a free self-guided course. The instructor-led course has been updated in 2013 to include digital formats. The current session of Preservation 101, the instructor-led course is now underway and registration is closed. Learn More about Preservation 101.


Contact: Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services,, or 978-470-1010 ext. 223.


See what people are saying about NEDCC’s preservation training programs.

NEDCC is grateful for support from the National Endowment for the Humanities for its training programs, outreach activities, and web resources.


(Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these resources do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.)