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Below is a list of documents that form the backbone of our organization. You can find our Code of Ethics, Commentaries, meeting minutes, positions papers, and more. 

Organizational Documents

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Articles of IncorporationPDF186.15 KB13 Jan, 2015 Download
AIC BylawsPDF347.84 KB05 May, 2015 Download
Code of Ethics and Guidelines for PracticePDF167.88 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Commentaries to the GuidelinesPDF237.84 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Code of Ethics in Traditional ChinesePDF312.45 KB08 Oct, 2013 Download
Code of Ethics in Simplified ChinesePDF257.73 KB08 Oct, 2013 Download
Murray Pease ReportPDF712.54 KB06 Mar, 2013 Download
Guidelines for Practice in SpanishPDF63.65 KB07 Nov, 2013 Download

Position Papers

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Position Paper on Government Regulation of Ivory (November 2015)PDF58.73 KB16 Nov, 2015 Download
Position Paper on Conservation and K-12 Education (May 2013)PDF127.04 KB04 Nov, 2013 Download
Position Paper on Conservation and Preservation in Collecting Institutions (June 2002)PDF50.87 KB04 Nov, 2013 Download
New Orleans Charter for Joint Preservation of Historic Structures and Artifacts (1992)PDF23.01 KB04 Nov, 2013 Download
Position Paper Guidelines (February 2013)PDF90.96 KB06 Mar, 2013 Download

Defining Documents

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Core ValuesPDF153.20 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Definitions of Conservation TerminologyPDF329.47 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Defining the Conservator: Essential CompetenciesPDF177.54 KB08 Apr, 2013 Download
Requisite Competencies for Conservation Technicians and Collection Care SpecialistsPDF1.31 MB08 Apr, 2013 Download

Meeting Minutes

Member Business Meeting

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AIC Member Business Meeting Minutes May 2015PDF476.07 KB12 Jan, 2016 Download
AIC Member Business Meeting Minutes May 2014PDF33.39 KB28 Oct, 2014 Download
AIC Member Business Meeting Minutes June 2013PDF33.90 KB22 Nov, 2013 Download

Internal Advisory Group Meeting

*2012 Meeting Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy

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2013 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF173.75 KB13 Jul, 2016 Download
2013 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) - The Foundation and YOU SupplementPDF92.63 KB24 Apr, 2014 Download
2010 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF51.82 KB25 Apr, 2013 Download
2009 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF139.21 KB25 Apr, 2013 Download
2015 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF135.58 KB14 Dec, 2015 Download
2014 Internal Advisory Group (IAG) Meeting MinutesPDF165.74 KB12 Jan, 2015 Download


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AIC Overview Actual + Budget 2013-2016PDF12.70 KB10 May, 2016 Download
FAIC Financial Summary 2014-2016PDF23.23 KB10 May, 2016 Download

Strategic Plans

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FAIC 2013-2015 Strategic PlanPDF58.21 KB20 May, 2014 Download
FAIC 2016-2018 Strategic PlanPDF184.72 KB02 Dec, 2015 Download
AIC 2016-2018 Strategic PlanPDF237.98 KB02 Dec, 2015 Download
AIC 2013-2015 Strategic PlanPDF81.79 KB20 May, 2014 Download