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.
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 issues of JAIC, which contains 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 Conservator, 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.
Arts Organization Discount
Members receive a discount on services and referrals with POBA , which offers online resources and real world services to assist individuals, estates, and institutions in ensuring that the creative legacies of exceptional contemporary artists who died before receiving the recognition their talent or works deserved live on.
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.
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.
Leading Professional Development
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.
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
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.
Member use various conservation outreach materials to promote conservation local schools and communities.
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.