Member Benefits

The American Institute for Conservation offers members the opportunity to establish a deeper connection with your profession, colleagues, and interests and provides them with everything from the latest scholarly articles to job announcements and a community of peers through publications, conferences, workshops, and daily networking opportunities, 


Innovative Publications

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  • Six issues of our newsletter
    Members stay informed on national and international conservation news and issues with AIC News, which regularly features position openings, new products and publications, and new techniques.

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  • Four issues of our journal
    Members stay up-to-date with JAIC's groundbreaking research and treatment articles, book reviews, and short notes on current conservation issues, scientific studies, and technical procedures.

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Useful Tools for Your Business

  • Professional Services Location Tool
    Members with professional designation are listed in Find a Conservator, which provides museums and libraries, other institutions, and the general public with a systematic, consistent method of obtaining identifying and locating professional conservation services from all across the United States and abroad. 

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  • Allied Arts Organization Discount
    Members receive a discount on POBA services and referrals from their clients. POBA offers online resources and real world services to assist individuals, estates, and institutions in ensuring that the creative legacies of exceptional contemporary artists who died before receiving the recognition their talent or works deserved live on.

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  • Liability Insurance
    Members receive discounted rates in a specialized AIC Conservators Insurance Program created by  Huntington T. Block Insurance Agency, Inc. (HTB) that offers: protection of property of others in the conservator's care, custody and control; Errors and Omissions sublimit; and a unique Business Insurance Program that protects your business property and liability. HTB currently write coverage for over 150 conservators, so they are well aware of your unique risk management needs.

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  • Project Management Tool
    Members get a 50% discount at Artwork Archive, a powerful suite of tools designed to help you manage, track, and organize all aspects of your conservation business. Track maintenance-related records, appraisals, and other relevant details and documentation; generate professional reports and invoices for your clients; stay on top of client relationships with full contact management support and the scheduling feature; create a portfolio of your work; and more. 

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Leading Professional Development Opportunities

  • Member Directory
    Members can search by name, designation, organization, location, e-mail address, specializations, and/or interests in our online member directory of more than 3,700 members.

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  • Online Community
    Members get access to our online discussion board, which connects members and fosters conversation and collaboration among professionals at all stages in their career.

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  • Special Interest Groups
    Members can join various specialty groups, which provide a technical focus for educational exchange and a way to connect with your peers in your specialty through programs and publications.

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  • Funding
    Members receive special access to grants and scholarships for professional development opportunities for mid-career conservators, conference attendance for students, special publications, and a variety of other special projects.

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  • Annual Meeting Registration Discount
    Members receive special rates for the Annual Meeting, which offers the opportunity to explore lectures and workshops on the latest conservation techniques and build lifelong connections with other conservation professionals.

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  • Professional Development Discounts
    Members receive discount on both online courses and in-person workshops, which are convenient and cost-effective ways to keep up-to-date with your profession .

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  • Online Academic Research Discount
    Members receive a 50% discount for JPASS, an access plan for individuals that serves as your personal library card to the rich selection of journals on JSTOR. 

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A National Voice

  • Dedicated Team
    Members can rely on our staff who constantly strive to promote public understanding of art and historic artifacts conservation and its role in preserving our cultural heritage through outreach materials and by partnering with allied professional organizations on the national, state, and local levels.

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  • Outreach Resources
    Member can use various materials for outreach to local schools and communities.
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  • Advocacy Opportunities
    Members can join in with us as we partner with several arts organizations to promote and protect funding for the arts, conservation, and preservation.

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