Teaching and Learning

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Contributors: Suzanne Davis, Eric Pourchot

The resources listed here are intended for conservators who teach, with a focus on materials that discuss teaching strategies and methodology.

Online Resources

Project Zero is an initiative that, since the late 1960's, has sought to study and improve education through the arts. The Project Zero website offers useful reference lists, full text articles, and downloadable teaching tools.

The University of Michigan's Center for Teaching and Learning provides a number of useful teaching resources, addressing topics including Diversity and Inclusion, Teaching Strategies, and Preparing to Teach.


Peterson, M. and M. Hittie, 2010, Inclusive academic instruction, Part I: Planning inclusive lessons and units, Pearson, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Tidshman, S., A. McKinney, and C. Straughn, 2007, Study center learning: an investigation of the educational power and potential of the Harvard Art Museum’s study centers. Project Zero website. Available at: http://www.pz.harvard.edu/

Vgotsky, L. and V. Davidov, 1997, Educational psychology, St. Lucie Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Teaching Guides and Tips

The FAIC has created useful guidelines for Workshop and Webinar instructors.