The Education webpage contains information about academic courses in cultural heritage management and preservation, military training programs, US and non-US governmental educational and training programs, and volunteer opportunities to learn cultural property protection techniques and processes in the field and in the laboratory. Anyone who would like to see a program listed should contact Laura Childs,, with details to post online.

Academic Degree Programs

Association for Research into Crimes Against Humanity: NEW! Scholarships for military reservists and military-affiliated civilians

Johns Hopkins University, MA in Cultural Heritage Management

The National Institute for Conservation/Heritage Management. Online courses for emergency management for cultural heritage managers

Catholic University of America: Dept. of Library and Information Science. Course of Study in Cultural Heritage Information Management

Centennial College: Cultural and Heritage Site Management

University of Minnesota, Dept. of Anthropology, MA in Cultural Heritage Management

Military Training Programs

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US Government, Non-Military Training Programs

US Dept. of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, EducationUSA Centers

US National Park Service, Heritage Education Services

Smithsonian Institute: Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Heritage Education

Non-US Government, Non-Military Training Programs

UNESCO. “Training Manual for the UNESCO Foundation Course on Protection and Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Asian and the Pacific.” 2012.

Volunteer Opportunity Programs

The following programs offer opportunities to act as a volunteer to learn about applying cultural property protection techniques and processes in the field and the laboratory.

See the Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin (AFOB) to find hundreds of archaeological organizations and digs looking for volunteers.

UNESCO Work Heritage Volunteers Program