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Specialty Groups

Specialty groups are subgroups within AIC that focus on particular area of expertise or professional interest. AIC members have the option of joining any of these groups. All specialty groups publish bi-monthly columns in the AIC News, conduct sessions at the Annual Meeting, and send representatives to Internal Advisory Group meetings.


Immovable properties such as buildings, monuments, and outdoor sculpture

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Paintings in oil, acrylic, or mixed media, etc...& their supports, coatings and varnishes

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Book & Paper

Paper materials including art on paper, books, manuscripts, & library material

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Conservators in Private Practice

A network for private practice conservation businesses

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Photographic Materials

Media in film & composite objects like paper prints and albums

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Research and Technical Studies

A forum for advancing scientific research in conservation

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Electronic Media

Records and works that involve electronic equipment, technologies, and media

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Clothing, tapestries, embroidery, flags, quilts, archaeological fragments

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Archaeological and ethnographic objects, decorative arts, and sculpture

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Wooden Artifacts

Ethnographic carvings, furniture, upholstery, frames, and veneer/marquetry/boulle

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