The South African Institute for Conservation is a specialist training institute, unique in its home country, and of established reputation internationally as a conservation resource facility.
The primary aim of the Institute is to generate and foster expertise in the restoration and conservation of historic architecture, stone, mortar, metals, ceramics, textiles and paper. These skills constitute the principal subjects of the Institute's long-standing training programme, and it is anticipated that the programme will resume as a one-year, post graduate diploma course in January 2017.
Secondly, the Institute's experienced field unit, the Heritage Conservation Group, permits highly specialized conservation services for the built environment to be routinely deployed country wide. As a unique and proven resource, this unit remains much in demand as a specialized sub-contractor, working comfortably across the full range of scale. (enquire)
Thirdly, the Institute's Capacity Development Programme permits public and private entities within the heritage sector access to both consultative and staff development services – even including the establishment of actual and profitable conservation capacities within such client institutions. (enquire)