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Surveys

Welcome to www.conservation-us.org/surveys. This page lists information on various surveys and survey results/reports produced by AIC and FAIC.


Latest Surveys


2014 AIC/FAIC Conservation Compensation Research Survey

 February 2015

2015 Continuing Education Survey

February 2015

The Digital Landscape of Conservation Survey Report  

August 2014 

Collection Care Staff Survey Report  

May 2013 

40th Annual Meeting Evaluation Survey

May 2012

AIC News and Social Media Survey

April 2011

CoOL/DistList

January 2010

FAIC Survey of Users of Conservation Services

January 2010

FAIC Connecting to Collections

December 2009

Future Annual Meeting Themes

December 2009

Compensation Survey

October 2009

Needs Survey

July 2009

Green Task Force Survey

May 2009


CoOL and DistList Survey


January 2010

AIC and FAIC polled users of CoOL (Conservation Online) and the Conservation DistList in early 2010. The survey examined how users perceived these international online resources and what improvements they might want to see in the future. Over 2200 individual responded - thank you!  A summary of the survey results can be found here.

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FAIC Survey of Users of Conservation Services


January 2010

As part of the strategic planning process for FAIC, we sought to learn more about the end users of conservation services -- who they are, how they find and select a conservator, how they perceive conservators, and how AIC and FAIC can help link conservators to clients with appropriate information and guidance in the future.  The survey results include many participants in the IMLS "Connecting to Collections" events.  A summary of the survey results can be found here.

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FAIC Connecting to Collections


December 2009

As part of the strategic planning process for FAIC, a survey of collecting institutions was made in the early summer of 2009. A summary of the survey results is available here.

The results of this survey informed and shaped a broader survey of end users of conservation services, which will include individuals and corporations as well as collecting institutions.  Results from the broader survey are expected to be available in late summer of 2010.

FAIC thanks the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), its staff, and the staff of Heritage Preservation for enabling FAIC to conduct this research. FAIC also thanks IMLS and the Getty Foundation for funding the larger FAIC Strategic Planning Initiative, which encompassed a series of research and fact-finding activities, including this survey. And, of course, many thanks to all those who participated in this survey for their time and information.

The contents and opinions contained in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Getty Foundation or the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

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Future Annual Meeting Themes


December 2009

AIC conducted a survey of its members about potential themes for future Annual Meetings. Highlights are available online.

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Compensation Survey


October 2009

This research is based upon an online survey conducted of the AIC membership in July through September 2009. The survey examined a wide range of compensation and compensation-related issues including benefits, work setting metrics (e.g., staffing levels, clients served, etc.) and respondent demographics.

Thanks to all those who participated in the AIC Compensation Survey. The full report is available for viewing or download (in PDF format) here. Please note that this is an AIC member-only resource.  If you are not an AIC member, but participated in the survey, please contact Eric Pourchot at epourchot@conservation-us.org for access.

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Needs Survey


July 2009

AIC and FAIC are continually striving to ensure services, strategic direction, and member benefits are aligned not only with member needs, but serve to forward the conservation profession overall. One component of this on-going process is to collect detailed data from members, former members, and nonmembers to keep abreast of changes in the profession.

This recent research investigation entailed a survey of the full membership, all former members who failed to renew in the past 24 months, and nonmembers (with names obtained from internal Association prospect lists). This research was funded in part by the Getty Foundation as part of the “Transforming FAIC” project.

Highlights of the survey are available online. Or click here to view a comprehensive report of the results. When the document library page opens, click on the "PDF" link after "Availability."  You will need Adobe Acrobat or a similar PDF reader to view the report.

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Green Task Force Survey


May 2009

Green Task Force chair Patty Silence presented a report of the task force's findings in terms of environmental stability in conservation practice. The full report is available online.

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