Learn online: webinars, videos, & other multimedia resources

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC).
Conservation videos

American Library Association, Association for Library Collections & Technical Services

Getty Museum

ICPN's free webinars are presented by Illinois experts.  ICPN webinars are aimed at staff, volunteers, board members, and anyone interested in collections care for library, museum, or historical society collections.

Harvard University Library, Harvard College Library,  Harvard University Archives
Powerpoint on "Care and Handling of Archival and Special Collections Materials" made in 2008 by the Harvard University Archives and the Weissman Preservation Center.
Powerpoint on "Care and Handling of Library Materials: Training for Library Staff" made in 2007 by the Preservation and Imaging Department of the Harvard College Library and the Weissman Preservation Center of the Harvard University Library.

Investigate more Online Presentations by Library Preservation at Harvard.

Library of Congress
Multimedia resources & Publications about Digital Preservation

Minnesota Historical Society
Artifact and Rare Book Handling: To Glove or Not to Glove

Conservation and Preservation of Heirloom Textiles (in 6 parts, from YouTube):

Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET), Nebraska's PBS and NPR Stations
Saving Your Treasures  LOADS of information, made expecially accessible through this website's many videos and printable files

New York Public Library, Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division
videos of work in conservation lab

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)

  • NEDCC offers fee-based webinars and workshops on various aspects of collections care; click here for calendar of educational offerings.
  • Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections  This free, self-guided online course discusses many issues related to collections care and disaster planning.  Be sure to look at the lists of Resources and PDFs  that accompany this course.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Art Conservation at American Art Museum
8 video lecture highlighting the conservation of various types of art, including sculpture, frames, paintings, art on paper

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Three videos showing the conservation and exhibit preparation of a Broadside:

University of Iowa Libraries, Preservation Department
Videos and powerpoint presentations about salvage operations after the 2008 floods

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Videos of special projects  preservation of some iconic documents and images

Washington State Library 
Conservation Kitchen - Video Presentations & Handouts