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Outreach Resources for Members

Help Promote the Field

Reach out to your local communities and create opportunities to introduce new audiences to the importance of conservation.

Sample community outreach activities

  • Talk to your local library or cultural organizations about holding a lecture or event 
  • Contact local schools for lecture opportunities: Find K-12 Education and Outreach resources for conservators and educators
  • Reach out to members of the press to talk about current projects or a profile of you or your institution.
  • Encourage people interested in conservation to sign up for our monthly “Friends of Conservation” news updates to learn about stories in conservation, get preventive conservation tips, and get insights into how AIC and FAIC are helping preserve and protect cultural heritage.
  • Share information from our website, covering topics including "What is Conservation?" and Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Learn about Conservation in Social Media and share our posts to raise awareness of the field.
  • Help your clients better understand the field and your work. Share our guide to hiring a conservation professional
  • Download our membership information card and take it to your next event. Share it with colleagues who have yet to join. Tell them why you became a member and help grow our membership!
  • Have more ideas? Let us know and we'll add to this list!

AIC/FAIC funding opportunities that support outreach


Presentation Templates (powerpoint)

  • Our Public Relations Toolkit offers guidance about direct communication with the public and the press, using both traditional and social media outlets. The Toolkit can be used by members at institutions of all sizes as well as those working in private practice.
  • If you are presenting on behalf of or about us, use these branded templates. Presenters at our annual conference are provided should use a separate, designated template
  • This presentation template has general information on conservation and can be customized for most audiences: adults, students, younger children, etc. This resource is available to members only; you will need to log into the site to access the presentation. We thank members Jae Gutierrez and Paul Messier for their efforts in creating the presentation, and all who contributed images and other content.

Printable Resources

  • Download our Caring for Your Treasures series of guides for general cleaning, storage, display, handling, and protection of cultural objects of various materials.
  • Download our card about conservation and print yourself, or request that we send you some if you are attending a specific event: About Conservation Rack Card

Accessibility for Presenters

  • Build presentations that are accessible to all! The Equity and Inclusion Committee offers a variety of resources to help you create accessible presentations.

Share Your Ideas

Have questions or more ideas for resources? Email