FAQ about Training Programs
Q. Should we also consider other costs such as materials?
A. No, our quote will cover everything.
Q. Should we ask participants to bring additional equipment with them?
A. No, we provide the training with our own traveling equipment.
Q. The scheduled dates for the Training programs do not work for me. Can I request a Training on different dates? How much will the fee be?
A. Yes, you can contact us and activate a Training on dates fitting your specific dates by paying the full 3-days Training fee (2400 euro).
Q. We appreciate your work and our Institution would like to invite you over to learn your methods. We’ll pay travel and lodging. Are you interested?
A. We are sorry, but we cannot accept your offer. CHSOS is a non-governmental initiative and it is sustained only by the community of art professionals and institutions that request our services: the Technical examination of art, Training programs, and our Tools. Indeed, we receive a number of invitations from Universities and Institutions from many Countries which we would really like to visit, but we cannot provide our services without charging our fee.
Q. We are an institution working mostly on manuscripts conservation and we are interested in your training. Which one is a more effective solution for us? Sending one of our staff to attend your training in Italy or request a training program in our place?
We recommend institutions to request a training program in their location rather than send one of their staff to our training program organized in Italy. Having CHSOS in your institution for the a training program will benefit all of your art professionals staff. Generally, we get contacted by conservation scientists who understand more these scientific techniques. On the other hand, our training programs are aimed at the large audience of art professionals without specific science education, such as conservators, art historians, curators, registrars. Consequently, while the training program is usually requested by the conservation scientists in the institution, the lectures are enjoyed by all the staff with different academic backgrounds.
This training is actually a valid means for the scientists to present and promote the adoption of these scientific methods among their colleagues. Conservators, art historians, curators, they all can see what these techniques can provide to benefit their respective research and conservation workflow.
Another important point about requesting training directly in your institution is that we can actually visit your laboratory. We can suggest you specific tools for your particular workflow, we can indicate how to upgrade equipment that you already own, we can test and tune up your tools.
The bottom line is that a training program in your institution has a much more assessable impact that just sending one of your staff in Italy to us.