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

Student Members

Nylah Byrd at WUDPAC


Whether you are a full-time undergraduate or graduate student or are unemployed or under-unemployed and just thinking about entering the field, join at this level to start your career off right and position yourself to thrive in the field.




Stay informed on national and international conservation news and issues with our quarterly newsletterwhich regularly features position openings and new products, publications, and techniques.


Stay up-to-date on groundbreaking research with four annual issues of our journal, as well as access to back issues, which contain treatment articles, book reviews, and short notes on current conservation issues, scientific studies, and technical procedures.

Member Directory

Search by name, designation, organization, location, e-mail address, specializations, and/or interests in our online member directory of more than 3,700 members.

Online Community

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. 

Member Meetups

Join your fellow members for our online member-only monthly meetups that feature informal topic discussions and presentations from various committees and groups with the organization.

Professional Development Discounts

Receive special rates for our annual meeting and continuing education to keep your skills up-to-date and build lifelong connections with other conservation professionals.

Groups and Networks

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.

Academic Research Discount

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.

Preservation Book Discount

Receive a 20% discount on preservation and conservation books published by Routledge.


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.


Gain management experience and work on issues that matter to you by serving in a leadership role. It not only helps us advance the profession but you as you move ahead in your career.