American Institute for Conservation
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The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) supports the conservation professionals who preserve our cultural heritage. As the only national professional organization in the United States dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage, it fosters professional standards, education, research, and communication.
Tracing its roots back to 1972 with only a few members, AIC now has over 3,500 members in over twenty countries. Today, members include conservation professionals who are conservators, educators, students, conservation scientists, art historians, librarians, archivists, and other conservation enthusiasts. AIC encompasses specialty groups by format and topic, including: architecture, book and paper, private practice, electronic media, objects, paintings, photographic materials, research and technical studies, textiles, and wooden artifacts. AIC has annual meetings where members share research and knowledge. AIC also serves as an educational resource offering seminars and workshops around the country.
AIC publishes the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation(JAIC), one of the premier peer-reviewed conservation journals in the world. JAIC and many other publications and reports are available in electronic or print format to aid both professional conservators and the public.
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) was incorporated in 1972 to support the charitable, scientific, and educational activities of the AIC. FAIC primarily manages and provides funds for educational and professional development for the betterment of the conservation profession.
- The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC).
- The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC).
- AIC Core Documents, including the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice and Defining the Conservator: Essential Competencies.