Students wishing to specialize in the conservation of objects have a variety of learning opportunities at the Conservation Center. Students enroll in the introductory seminar, which covers examination, handling, ethics, and basic treatment practices. Students can then enroll in courses offered on archaeological and ethnographic materials, polychrome and monochrome wood sculpture, stone, metal, glass, and modern materials. Both organic and inorganic materials are covered. Objects majors are also encouraged to take courses in textile conservation, paper conservation, and paintings conservation.