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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.

Governance

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

Organizational Documents

These include our Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Code of Ethics in several languages, the accompanying Guidelines for Practice, as well as Commentaries on the Code of Ethics. We also include historical documents important to the founding of the organization.

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Articles of Incorporation (1972, 1989)PDF186.15 KB13 Jan, 2015 Download
AIC Bylaws (2015)PDF347.84 KB05 May, 2015 Download
Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice (1994)PDF173.71 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Commentaries to the Guidelines (2001, 2008)PDF237.84 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Code of Ethics in Traditional Chinese (2010)PDF312.45 KB08 Oct, 2013 Download
Code of Ethics in Simplified Chinese (2010)PDF257.73 KB08 Oct, 2013 Download
Murray Pease Report (May 1968)PDF712.54 KB06 Mar, 2013 Download
Guidelines for Practice in Spanish (1994)PDF63.65 KB07 Nov, 2013 Download
Código Ética en Español (1994)PDF51.40 KB07 Nov, 2013 Download

Position Statements & Papers

Sometimes we as an organization take a particular position on an issue. We express these stances in position statements and papers.

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Declaración de Principios (revisada) Sobre Monumentos Conmemorativos y Confederados Impugnados (2020)PDF245.17 KB02 May, 2022 Download
Declaração de Posição do AIC (revisada) Sobre Monumentos Comemorativos e Confederados Contestados (2020)PDF311.24 KB02 May, 2022 Download
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

Defining Documents

These documents state our core values as an organization, define common terms used in the field, and establish standards for different roles performed in the conservation of cultural heritage.

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Ethics Core Documents Review Task Force Rationale and Subgroups ProposalPDF73.18 KB06 Sep, 2022 Download
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

We hold a meeting with our membership each year in conjunction with our Annual Meeting to report on the overall health of the organization, document past activities, and hear from our members on current issues.

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2021 Member Business Meeting MinutesPDF80.00 KB18 Nov, 2021 Download
2020 Member Business Meeting MinutesPDF68.04 KB05 May, 2021 Download
2019 Member Business Meeting MinutesPDF96.70 KB17 May, 2020 Download
2016 Member Business Meeting MinutesPDF152.20 KB26 Apr, 2019 Download
2017 Member Business Meeting MinutesPDF217.44 KB29 Nov, 2017 Download
2016 Member Business Meeting MinutesPDF210.63 KB17 Nov, 2016 Download
2015 Member Business Meeting MinutesPDF476.07 KB12 Jan, 2016 Download
2014 Member Business Meeting MinutesPDF33.39 KB28 Oct, 2014 Download
2013 Member Business Meeting MinutesPDF33.90 KB22 Nov, 2013 Download
2011 Member Business Meeting MinutesPDF165.30 KB25 Nov, 2013 Download
2010 Member Business Meeting MinutesPDF59.95 KB25 Apr, 2013 Download
2009 Member Business Meeting MinutesPDF28.51 KB25 Apr, 2013 Download
2005 Member Business Meeting MinutesPDF20.83 KB05 Apr, 2013 Download

Internal Advisory Group Meeting

We hold a meeting each autumn with leaders of our committees, networks, groups and board where we discuss issues relevant to the organization and plan for its future direction.

*2012 Meeting Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy

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2021 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF537.19 KB25 May, 2022 Download
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
2016 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF231.86 KB26 Feb, 2018 Download
2015 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF135.58 KB14 Dec, 2015 Download
2014 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF165.74 KB12 Jan, 2015 Download
2013 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF173.75 KB13 Jul, 2016 Download
2010 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF51.82 KB25 Apr, 2013 Download
2009 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF139.21 KB25 Apr, 2013 Download

Financial Reports

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AIC Overview Actual + Budget 2019-2021PDF28.30 KB22 Nov, 2021 Download

Annual Report

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2018 Annual ReportPDF5.19 MB17 May, 2020 Download
2012 Annual ReportPDF10.96 MB19 Sep, 2013 Download
2009 Annual ReportPDF520.92 KB04 Mar, 2013 Download

Strategic Plans

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AIC 2019-2021 Strategic PlanPDF675.23 KB08 Feb, 2019 Download