Publications such as our scholarly journal and member newsletter feature the latest developments in the field. Browse our specialized books or serials on various topics in conservation.

Online Publications

The American Institute for Conservation and Foundation for Advancement in Conservation support these often open-access online resources. Many of our online resources contain member-created content, some of which is protected as a member benefit, while others feature important works by allied professionals.

Our online publications and resources include:

^Supported by the American Institute for Conservation.
*Supported in full or in part by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation.

Discover the resources directly above, or learn more about each below. Members also receive a discount on the external JSTOR access called JPASS.

Online Community

We host an online community utilizing a cloud-based platform called Higher Logic. It has a modern interface and provides easy access to conversations by allowing you to respond to posts via your email inbox.

The community includes:

Conference Postprints and Posters

  • We publish papers from our annual meeting in postprints from our specialty groups. See more about our Books & Periodicals.
  • The conference also features posters that share recent and in-progress research, which you can find in Past Meetings.

Social Media

Contributing to the online conversations about cultural property, its preservation, conservation, and care means being present where and when they are taking place. As technology tools enable an easy exchange with other professionals, governmental representatives, clients, and the public, we encourage you to share with us and our wider audience the insights and expertise gained through your work.

Survey Reports

We share reports created from our surveys, which have covered topics such as salaries, collection care staff concerns, and sustainability.

AIC Wiki

The AIC Wiki is a compendia of working knowledge on materials and techniques used to preserve and treat works of art and historic artifacts. We encourage collaborative editing and broad access to these resources, ensuring that innovative methods and materials are documented and widely disseminated to practicing conservators and conservation scientists. Visit our Contribute page to learn how to add your knowledge.


Conservation Online (CoOL) is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives, and museum materials. CoOL also hosts the Conservation DistList, or ConsDistList.

JSTOR Access

JPASS: Your personal access plan to a digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals on JSTOR.

  • Access the most influential research and ideas published in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences over centuries—anywhere, anytime.
  • Our members have reduced-price access to JSTOR through JPASS. An annual pass is now just $99, with the option to purchase one month of access for $19.50.