The Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation Staff conducts in-person presentations between October and February with a focus on schools in the western region due to our geographical location. Our audience is primarily currently enrolled undergraduate students in classes such as art history, museums studies, studio art, archaeology, anthropology, chemistry, ethnic studies and an other field that may relate to our interdisciplinary discipline. Our aim is to connect with students and recent post-baccalaureates who might be interested in exploring a potential career in conservation.

Upcoming Online Information Sessions

Are you interested in preserving art and cultural heritage? Come learn about conservation and this upcoming unique and exciting summer program! The Andrew W. Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation is a program that introduces students and recent graduates from historically underrepresented communities to the field of cultural heritage conservation, a field that engages with both artistic and scientific understanding of materials and their meanings.

We will be hosting virtual 45-minute information and Q&A sessions. Bring your curiosity and questions and come learn about this opportunity. Follow the links below to register for one of the dates. We look forward to seeing you! 2023 APPLICATION IS CLOSED

When: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

When: Monday, January 23, 2023, 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

When: Thursday February 9, 2023, 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqdOugqjkrGtADHRNiFLVfJzvfcckolTrG

When: Thursday, February 23, 2023, 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)  https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwudO6hrj8rH9bOqnDPM02rnIGHmWwhHqSA

Applications are due Friday, March 10, 2023 at 5 p.m. PST.


Application forms are available: https://mellondiversityconservation.org/application/

Request a presentation

Learn more about Conservation from Christian De Brer, the Head of Conservation at the Folwer Museum at UCLA

Upcoming on-site visits!

**Please check back to learn more about future in-person visits**

The Mellon Diversity in Conservation Staff have given in-person presentations focused in the western states including:


Arizona State University, Tempe

University of Arizona, Tucson


California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Los Angeles

Chapman College, Chapman

San Francisco State University, San Francisco

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

Stanford University, Palo Alto

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Southern California, Los Angeles


Fort Lewis College, Durango

New Mexico

Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

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