Frequently Asked Questions

How To Apply

  • Applicants must submit: a cover letter; a statement of purpose describing both the courses they teach and their interest in integrating technical art history into their teaching; and an academic and professional CV. Please submit applications to Dr. Richard Hark, at Review of applications will begin July 18, 2021. 
  • Faculty and instructors in history of art and related fields of study at North American colleges and universities are eligible to apply. No background in science or conservation is required. 


  • Participants will receive accommodations in downtown New Haven, as well as a per diem (at Connecticut’s current daily rate) for six days. There will be no course fee. 
  • Yes, participants will be responsible for their travel to and from Yale. There is a small budget to support travel for those selected who would otherwise be unable to meet their travel costs. 
  • New Haven has a small airport called Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) that supports a very limited number of flights in and out of New Haven. Hartford has Bradley International Airport (BDL) that is approximately an hour to the north of New Haven and serves as the primary airport for many students and faculty. Flights in and out of New York City airports are also possibilities, and Amtrak and Metro North trains regularly run to New Haven. Information on transportation from and to these airports can be found here
  • Casual dress is encouraged for the STITAH course but please note that some hands-on sessions may be messy so bring studio appropriate dress and shoes.  In addition, certain activities occur in science laboratories where one should preferably wear long pants and closed-toe, solid-top shoes to comply with Yale safety rules.