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.

Architecture
Immovable properties such as buildings, monuments, and outdoor sculpture

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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 forum for private practice conservation businesses

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

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Objects
Archaeological and ethnographic objects, decorative arts, and sculpture

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

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

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

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