We envision a world in which the preservation of cultural material is appreciated and supported, thereby encouraging knowledge and understanding of our cultural heritage.
Honoring Cultural Heritage
AIC promotes the preservation of cultural heritage
as a means toward a deeper understanding of our shared humanity.
In collaboration with its affiliate FAIC, AIC is the voice for cultural heritage preservation. AIC advocates for responsible public policy
founded on the enduring evidence of human creation.
AIC supports the attainment of the knowledge and skills necessary to provide responsible conservation services while abiding by the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice
Education and Lifelong Learning
AIC encourages informed decision-making in conservation through an understanding of the values and contexts of our cultural heritage. We are dedicated to supporting research
, sharing knowledge
, and fostering life-long learning
to advance the fields of preservation and conservation.
Service to Members
AIC welcomes any individual, organization, or institution to become a member
. We encourage education and networking for professionals, allied professionals, and individuals interested in supporting conservation. We provide and develop services that are responsive to the professional needs of our members.
Equity and Inclusion
AIC is committed to the premise that the preservation of cultural heritage is inseparable from our belief that the creations and histories of all peoples must be acknowledged and honored. Through our support of all conservation and heritage professionals, we actively strive to create an inclusive and equitable environment
in which all members of our community are valued and respected.
AIC practices the strategic management of our organization
, reflecting our responsibilities to our membership, allied professions, partners, the public, and our cultural heritage preservation mission.