Annual Meeting

We coordinate photographic materials programming for AIC's annual meeting.

  • Programming sometimes corresponds with overall meeting theme, sometimes concentrates on a special theme and frequently includes collaborative efforts with other specialty groups.
  • Topics covered include collections management, treatments, updates on research, disaster recovery, research and analysis, case studies, techniques, and other issues.
  • The program is usually a full day or more of paper presentations, panel discussions, tips sessions, workshops, as well as a business meeting and social events. We publish content from the program in Topics in Photographic Preservation.


Winter Meeting

We also sponsor a biennial, two-day winter meeting that usually includes a one day pre- or post-conference session featuring workshops or lectures.

  • In those years when we hold the meeting, we abbreviate the photographic materials session at AIC's Annual Meeting.
  • In the years when there is no meeting, we typically have several full days of presentations at AIC's Annual Meeting.

The 2025 PMG Winter Meeting will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Past Meetings

2023 Austin, TX
2019 PMG/ ICOM-CC WGPM, New York, NY

2017 Kansas City, MO
2015 Cambridge, Massachusetts
2013 PMG/ ICOM-CC WGPM, Wellington, New Zealand
2011 Ottawa, Ontario
2009 Tucson, Arizona
2007 PMG/ ICOM-CC WGPM, Rochester, New York
2005 Vancouver, British Columbia
2003 San Juan, Puerto Rico
2001 Houston, Texas
1999 Boston, Massachusetts
1997 San Francisco, California
1995 Washington, D.C.
1993 Austin, Texas
1991 Ottawa, Ontario
1989 Kansas City, Missouri
1987 New Orleans, Louisiana
1986 Charleston, South Carolina
1985 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1984 Louisville, Kentucky
1983 Chicago, Illinois
1982 Rochester, New York
1981 Austin, Texas

Photographic Chemistry for Preservation

Online self-study modules

Part of FAIC's Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation

The Photographic Chemistry series explores key elements of photographic chemistry that are essential to understanding the nature of silver-based analog photographs, their creation, and their deterioration mechanisms. These topics are critical for photograph conservators, but also of interest to photographers, artists, collectors, and other photography enthusiasts. This series of online self-study modules includes video lectures and quizzes on specific topics in the chemistry of photography. Study at your own pace and repeat sections as needed!


Business Meeting Minutes