Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) Program

With funding from IMLS, FAIC is beginning the process to hire two CAP staff members and create the CAP Steering Committee. New forms and procedures will be developed in the coming months in consultation with IMLS, and assessments will begin in 2017. Program updates will be provided regularly. 

Upcoming Deadlines

• Elections - April 15
• PA/Fellow Applications - May 1
• Scholarships - May 15

Core Documents

Organizational Documents

Articles of IncorporationPDF186.15 KB Download
AIC BylawsPDF347.84 KB Download
Code of Ethics and Guidelines for PracticePDF167.88 KB Download
Commentaries to the GuidelinesPDF237.84 KB Download
Code of Ethics in Traditional ChinesePDF312.45 KB Download
Code of Ethics in Simplified ChinesePDF257.73 KB Download
Murray Pease ReportPDF712.54 KB Download
Guidelines for Practice in SpanishPDF63.65 KB Download

Position Papers

Position Paper on Government Regulation of Ivory (November 2015)PDF58.73 KB Download
Position Paper on Conservation and K-12 Education (May 2013)PDF127.04 KB Download
Position Paper on Conservation and Preservation in Collecting Institutions (June 2002)PDF50.87 KB Download
New Orleans Charter for Joint Preservation of Historic Structures and Artifacts (1992)PDF23.01 KB Download
Position Paper Guidelines (February 2013)PDF90.96 KB Download

Defining Documents

Core ValuesPDF153.20 KB Download
Definitions of Conservation TerminologyPDF329.47 KB Download
Defining the Conservator: Essential CompetenciesPDF177.54 KB Download
Requisite Competencies for Conservation Technicians and Collection Care SpecialistsPDF1.31 MB Download