AIC Annual Meeting

The Photographic Materials Group (PMG) of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) seeks abstracts for the 50th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, May 13-17, 2022.

Specialty groups coordinate specialty 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. Program content is then sometimes assembled into publications and resources.

Link to Programing from the virtual 49th Annual Meeting
Link to Programs and Abstracts from Previous Annual Meetings

PMG Winter Meeting:

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, PMG membership has postponed the meeting to February 2022 in Austin, TX.  Check back for more information.

PMG sponsors a biennial, two-day winter meeting that usually includes a one day pre- or post-conference session featuring workshops or lectures. On those years when the Biennial Winter Meeting is held, the photographic materials session at the Annual Meeting is abbreviated, often only a business session. For those years without the winter meeting, there is typically several full days of presentations at the Annual Meeting.

  • Images submitted by the membership of the 10th Biennial Winter Meeting are available through the AIC Flickr site.
  • Additional pictures and discussion of the meeting in NYPL New York City, 2019-- can be found at the Twitter handle: #PMGPMWG19

Past Meetings

2019 PMG/ ICOM-CC WGPM, New York City, New York
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