n. (abbr. AIC)a nonprofit association that supports professionals working in the field of preserving cultural heritageDeWhitt 1982, 491What Paper Conservators are Expected to Know. The American Institute for Conservation has started certifying paper conservators by examination through its Board of Examiners.Walch 1990, 335The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), founded in 1972, has more than 250 members who are professionals, including scientists and educators, in the field of conservation. While emphasizing art-related concerns, AIC also maintains a Speciality Group on Book and Paper Conservation.AIC 1990, 4Join the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works ¶ AIC advances the practice and promotes the importance of the conservation of cultural property. AIC members are practicing conservators, conservation scientists, educators, administrators, technicians, and students; archivists, curators, and other museum and library professionals; and architects and art historians.Anderson et al. 2021, 265They also attended several conferences offered by the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) to learn more about the most up-to-date techniques in paper conservation.AIC 2023The American Institute for Conservation (AIC) is the leading membership association for current and aspiring conservators and allied professionals who preserve cultural heritage. ¶ We represent more than 3,500 individuals in more than forty countries around the world working in the domains of science, art, and history through treatment, research, collections care, education, and more. All of them have the same goal: preserve our cultural heritage so we can learn from it today and appreciate it in the future.
The American Institute for Conservation (AIC), originally called the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, was established in 1972. It operates the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) and produces several publications, including The Journal of the American Institute for Conservation.