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Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future, Los Angeles 2022, #AICat50

AIC's 50th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles


When

May 13-17, 2022 

  • May 13-14, 2022 (FRI/SAT: Workshops, Tours, Pre-sessions)
  • May 15-17, 2022 (SUN-TUES: Main Conference)
  • May 18-19, 2022 (WED/TH: Possible Post-conference events)

Where


Registration

Register for the in-person and virtual component. See rates and how to register on our registration page.


Exhibitors

Connect with your best customers in our exhibit hall. See what Exhibitor Packages we offer for our 2022 in-person meeting in Los Angeles. 


Program & Schedule

Our draft Program and Schedule is now available. See the Workshops and Tours that are available for registration.


Virtual Component

View our Virtual Component page to learn more about this exciting Annual Meeting development.

Theme

Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future: The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of the American Institute for Conservation. The field of cultural heritage preservation has grown immeasurably since 1972, with the introduction of new treatment methodologies, analytical techniques, and conservation materials. During this time span, the nature of the objects and sites we deal with has changed and our philosophies surrounding their care have necessarily evolved. We also must acknowledge that we are facing increasingly global issues such as climate change, social justice, and mass displacement and migration of peoples, all requiring new approaches and collaborations with other fields and stakeholder communities.

As we celebrate and reflect on AIC's first fifty years, we invite introspective and innovative contributions to:

  • Examine with modern eyes the history of field, its practice, and practitioners.
  • Address concerns we are facing now.
  • Explore and imagine our next half century.

Where do we want AIC to be in the year 2072? What lessons can we learn from the past that will help guide our field into the future? What should our priorities and goals be? What steps should we take, and which frameworks should we build, to achieve those goals and shape our field for the next fifty years?