In-person workshops

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) work with heritage professionals and institutions to help build their capacity for conserving and preserving objects and collections. CCI and CHIN offer the following in-person workshops, which cover a variety of collections care and conservation subjects and appeal to a broad range of individuals. The specific workshops offered in any given year may vary based on staff expertise and availability.

In-person workshops

Host an in-person workshop

In-person workshops

Preventive Conservation

Care of Collections

Host an in-person workshop

We work with partners in Canada to deliver in-person workshops across the country each year, from April 1 through March 31. These workshops are designed to be as interactive as possible and are generally two days in length. Some workshops may be customized for a one-day or three-day format, depending on areas of interest and need, as well as our availability.

How to apply to host an in-person workshop

Please contact us if your organization is interested in hosting an in-person workshop.

The cost to host an in-person workshop is CAN$750.

The following criteria are used to select hosts:

  • your reason/rationale for hosting the workshop
  • the scope of the audience reached
  • our need to balance offerings among different types of institutions across different regions in Canada.

Preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate a broad benefit to the heritage community rather than to a single institution.

Eligible institutions

The primary client groups for these workshops are provincial museum associations, provincial archival associations and Indigenous organizations, as the aim of in-person workshops is to provide training in the different regions across Canada. However, on occasion, museums or other heritage institutions may also host these workshops if their involvement allows CCI and CHIN to more effectively reach the museum professionals of a particular region.

Responsibilities when hosting an in-person workshop

In addition to hosting the in-person workshop, responsibilities also include ensuring the following requirements.

Selecting a suitable workshop location

Hosts must ensure that appropriate facilities are selected for in-person workshops, as some may have unique requirements. Most workshop participants benefit from discussions within the context of a collection. Where possible, hosts are therefore requested to ensure that participants have access to storage and display areas.

Promoting the workshop

CCI and CHIN promote all workshops through their websites and may promote them through eNews and social media, as needed. Hosts must also promote their workshops to appropriate target audiences.

Managing participant registrations

Hosts are responsible for determining registration fees and for processing all participant registrations. Due to the hands-on nature of these workshops, enrolment must be limited to ensure that all participants enjoy the best possible learning experience.


Please note that CCI and CHIN reserve the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum enrolment requirement is not met.

Providing training materials

CCI and CHIN provide workshop manuals and related materials in digital format to hosts prior to events. These can be printed by the host or forwarded electronically to participants.

To receive email updates about in-person workshops in your area, please subscribe to CCI's eNews and CHIN’s eNews. You can also follow us on Facebook.

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