Membership informs your work, connects you with your colleagues, and advances your career. Share knowledge, celebrate accomplishment, and lead the field.


Establish a deeper connection to your interests, profession, and colleagues using the tools that you need along your career path. Explore what we offer and how you can benefit from membership.


Innovative Publications

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Members stay informed on national and international conservation news and issues with the bi-monthly AIC News, which regularly features position openings and new products, publications, and techniques.


Members stay up-to-date on groundbreaking research with four annual issues of our journal, as well as access to back issues, which contain treatment articles, book reviews, and short notes on current conservation issues, scientific studies, and technical procedures.

Useful Tools for Your Business

Professional Location Tool

Members with Professional Membership are listed in Find a Professional, which provides museums and libraries, other institutions, and the general public with a systematic, consistent method of obtaining identifying and locating professional conservation services from all across the United States and abroad.

Project Management Tool

Members get a 50% discount at Artwork Archive, a powerful suite of tools designed to help you manage, track, and organize all aspects of your conservation business. 

Liability Insurance Discount

Members receive discounted rates in a specialized Conservators Insurance Program created by Huntington T. Block.

Academic Research Discount

Members receive a 50% discount on JPASS, an access plan for individuals that serves as your personal library card to the rich selection of journals on JSTOR.

Preservation Book Discount

Members receive a 20% discount on preservation and conservation books published by Routledge.

Leading Professional Development

Member Directory

Members can search by name, designation, organization, location, e-mail address, specializations, and/or interests in our online member directory of more than 3,700 members.

Online Community

Members get access to our online community, a discussion board that connects members and fosters conversation and collaboration among professionals at all stages in their career.

Groups and Networks

Members can join various groups and networks, which provide a technical focus for educational exchange and a way to connect with your peers in your specialty through programs and publications.


Members receive special access to funding for professional development opportunities for mid-career conservators, conference attendance for students, special publications, and a variety of other special projects.

Annual Meeting Discount

Members receive special rates for our annual meeting, which offers the opportunity to explore lectures and workshops on the latest conservation techniques and build lifelong connections with other conservation professionals.

Continuing Ed Discount

Members receive discounts on continuing education offered through our Learning Community, which is a convenient and cost-effective way to keep your skills up-to-date.

Strong National Voice for the Profession

Dedicated Team

Our staff constantly strive to promote public understanding of art and historic artifacts conservation and its role in preserving our cultural heritage by coordinating association business and partnering with allied professional organizations on the national, state, and local levels.

Outreach Resources

Member use various conservation outreach materials to promote conservation local schools and communities.

Advocacy Opportunities

Members join us to advocate for conservation through our partnerships with several arts organizations to promote and protect funding for the arts, conservation, and preservation.