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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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Specialty Topics

Archaeological Conservation
Archaeological conservation is the profession devoted to the preservation of objects, structures, and sites that constitute the archaeological record. The Archaeological Discussion Group (ADG) is a working group within AIC’s Objects Specialty Group and is open to all AIC members with an interest in archaeological conservation.

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Health & Safety
The Health & Safety Committee provides educational and technical information to the AIC membership to increase knowledge of safety hazards and general health issues related to the conservation profession.

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Collection Care
Collection care is one of the three pillars of collection management which, in addition to preservation, includes development (growth, enrichment, etc.) and use (display, research, etc.) of collections. Learn about AIC's Collection Care Network (CCN).

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Sustainability
The Sustainability Committee provides resources for AIC members and other caretakers of cultural heritage regarding environmentally sustainable approaches to preventive care and other aspects of conservation practice.

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