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Paintings Specialty Group

Who We Are

The purpose of the Paintings Specialty Group is to improve knowledge of all subjects relating to the conservation of paintings, to promote proficiency and skill in the practice of paintings conservation, and to disseminate related technical and professional information. 

Formed in 1980, the group has members from the United States and the international community and includes professionals from historic sites, museums, private practice, and regional centers.

What We Do

PSG activities include organizing sessions at AIC annual meetings in addition to facilitating other regional conferences. In past years, sessions have followed overall AIC conference themes or concentrated on a unique theme often as part of joint sessions with other AIC specialty groups. PSG has an online community where members can discuss current topics in paintings conservation. Find information about and purchase PSG publications in our store. The Paintings Specialty Group also offers an award for outstanding contributions to the field of paintings conservation.

How We Work

Each specialty group is managed by officers who guide the group based on its adopted Rules of Order.

How to Join

For more information on dues and how to join this group, visit our Membership page.