About Us
The American Institute for Conservation and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation work together to promote the preservation and protection of cultural heritage. Partner with us to further that mission.


We are committed to transparency in our operations. Learn more about us by reading our:

  • Organizational Documents (Bylaws, Code of Ethics, Guidelines for Practice, Articles of Incorporation)
  • Position Statements & Papers
  • Defining Documents (Core Values, Definitions, Core Competencies)
  • Meeting Minutes (Member Business Meeting, Internal Advisory Group Meeting)
  • Financials, Budget, and Annual Reports
  • Strategic Plan

Organizational Documents

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Articles of IncorporationPDF186.15 KB13 Jan, 2015 Download
AIC BylawsPDF347.84 KB05 May, 2015 Download
Code of Ethics and Guidelines for PracticePDF173.71 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Commentaries to the GuidelinesPDF237.84 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Code of Ethics in Traditional ChinesePDF312.45 KB08 Oct, 2013 Download
Code of Ethics in Simplified ChinesePDF257.73 KB08 Oct, 2013 Download
Murray Pease ReportPDF712.54 KB06 Mar, 2013 Download
Guidelines for Practice in SpanishPDF63.65 KB07 Nov, 2013 Download
Código Ética en EspañolPDF51.40 KB07 Nov, 2013 Download

Position Statements & Papers

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Position Statement on Virtual Courier Oversight (March 2021)PDF274.22 KB22 Mar, 2021 Download
Position Statement (revised) on Contested Commemorative and Confederate Monuments (2020)PDF270.49 KB30 Oct, 2020 Download
Position Paper on the Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage Sites (2020)PDF2.20 MB28 Feb, 2020 Download
Position Statement on Climate Change (September 2019)PDF2.12 MB23 Sep, 2019 Download
Position Statement on Confederate Monuments (September 2017)PDF2.13 MB06 Sep, 2017 Download
Position Paper on Government Regulation of Ivory (November 2015)PDF58.73 KB16 Nov, 2015 Download
Position Paper on Conservation and K-12 Education (May 2013)PDF127.04 KB04 Nov, 2013 Download
Position Paper on Conservation and Preservation in Collecting Institutions (June 2002)PDF50.87 KB04 Nov, 2013 Download
New Orleans Charter for Joint Preservation of Historic Structures and Artifacts (1992)PDF23.01 KB04 Nov, 2013 Download
Position Paper GuidelinesPDF57.20 KB06 Mar, 2013 Download

Defining Documents

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Equity and Inclusion StatementPDF193.16 KB04 May, 2017 Download
Core ValuesPDF27.90 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Definitions of Conservation TerminologyPDF329.47 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Defining the Conservator: Essential CompetenciesPDF177.54 KB08 Apr, 2013 Download
Requisite Competencies for Conservation Technicians and Collection Care SpecialistsPDF1.31 MB08 Apr, 2013 Download

Meeting Minutes

Member Business Meeting

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Member Business Meeting Minutes May 2021PDF80.00 KB18 Nov, 2021 Download
Member Business Meeting Minutes May 2020PDF68.04 KB05 May, 2021 Download
Member Business Meeting Minutes May 2019PDF96.70 KB17 May, 2020 Download
Member Business Meeting Minutes June 2018PDF152.20 KB26 Apr, 2019 Download
Member Business Meeting Minutes June 2017PDF217.44 KB29 Nov, 2017 Download
Member Business Meeting Minutes May 2016PDF210.63 KB17 Nov, 2016 Download
Member Business Meeting Minutes May 2015PDF476.07 KB12 Jan, 2016 Download
Member Business Meeting Minutes May 2014PDF33.39 KB28 Oct, 2014 Download

Internal Advisory Group Meeting

*2012 Meeting Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy

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2020 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF148.08 KB07 May, 2021 Download
2019 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF50.60 KB04 Feb, 2020 Download
2018 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF70.34 KB19 Dec, 2018 Download
2017 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF197.83 KB23 Feb, 2018 Download
2015 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF135.58 KB14 Dec, 2015 Download
2016 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF231.86 KB26 Feb, 2018 Download

Financial Reports

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AIC Overview and Budget 2019-2021PDF28.30 KB22 Nov, 2021 Download
Fact Sheets 2017PDF1.26 MB05 Jan, 2017 Download

Annual Report

Strategic Plans