An eight-week summer work project at an
institution, conservation laboratory, or historic or archaeological site occurs
after the end of the first and second academic years. These experiences provide
practical application in collection survey, preventive care, and/or
conservation treatment. Some work projects also include relevant additional coursework. Students
report their experiences in a formal presentation to their supervisors, fellow
students, and the public in the fall of their second year and at the end of
their third year.