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

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The American Institute for Conservation (AIC) envisions a world in which everyone appreciates and supports the preservation of cultural heritage. Only dedicated members like you make this possible.

We welcome conservators, collection managers, registrars, curators, scientists, librarians, archivists, art handlers, mount makers, museum volunteers, collectors or anyone just interested in the field.

Membership brings the conversation together for all those who care about preserving cultural heritage.

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Member Types

Individuals

  • Associates ($154/year)
    Anyone working in or simply interested in conservation
  • Post Graduates ($98/one year)
    Graduate students who have graduated within the past year and are entering the profession full-time.
  • Students ($73/year)
    Undergraduate or graduate students, including those just thinking about entering the field.

Unique Benefits


Organizations

  • Institutions ($275/year)
    Museums, libraries, archives, universities, corporations, and other large entities
  • Benefits passed to one and only one individual at at time but transferable throughout the year.
  • All-campus IP-based journal access only through our publisher Taylor & Francis.

Groups and Networks

  • Focus on particular area of expertise or professional interest within the organization.
  • Have their own dedicated online community, publish bi-monthly columns in our newsletter, conduct sessions at our annual meeting, and publish periodically.
  • Can be added while joining or later by emailing membership@culturalheritage.org.
  • Architecture $25; $10 (student)
  • Book & Paper $35; $45 (foreign); $15 (student); $25 (foreign student)
  • Collection Care free
  • Contemporary Art $15
  • Electronic Media $25; $5 (student)
  • Emerging Conservation Professionals free
  • Objects $25; $5 (student)
  • Paintings $25; $5 (student)
  • Photographic Materials $30; $10 (student)
  • Private Practice $25; $5 (student)
  • Research & Technical Studies: $20; $13 (student)
  • Textiles $30; $40 (foreign); $15 (student); $25 (foreign student)
  • Wooden Artifacts $30; $10 (student)

Membership Term

  • January 1st of one year to December 31st of the same year
  • After August 1st of a particular year new members automatically have their expiration date set for December 31st of the following year, giving them up to five months of membership for free!

Special Offer

Get a free digital copy of Ethics & Critical Thinking in Conservation, a $25 value, with a new membership! This collection of essays focuses on the evolution of the complex decision-making processes required when treating cultural heritage.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Any individual who has an interest in supporting the field of conservation, regardless of where they are from or located, can be a member. We have members from all over the world, Seattle to Singapore. Membership is also open to anyone without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ethnic or national origin.

Questions?

We are here to help you make the most of your membership. Contact us.