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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

Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice

The primary goal of conservation professionals, individuals with extensive training and special expertise, is the preservation of cultural property. Cultural property consists of individual objects, structures, or aggregate collections. It is material which has significance that may be artistic, historical, scientific, religious, or social, and it is an invaluable and irreplaceable legacy that must be preserved for future generations.

In striving to achieve this goal, conservation professionals assume certain obligations to the cultural property, to its owners and custodians, to the conservation profession, and to society as a whole. This document, the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC), sets forth the principles that guide conservation professionals and others who are involved in the care of cultural property.