The Objects Specialty Group Postprints have been published regularly since 1992 and include papers developed from presentations given at annual meetings of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). The Objects Specialty Group (OSG) of AIC supports the professional development of those who care for a broad range of objects including archaeological and ethnographic works, decorative arts and sculpture, contemporary art, and historic collections. More information about the group is available on the AIC website.

How to Access

Follow links at the right of your screen (or bottom of your mobile device) to browse abstracts by year, or type a keyword into the Search bar to look for articles on a particular topic. You can also consult the Postprints Author Index to locate articles by a specific individual.

This site presents individual article abstracts from both published and unpublished presentations whenever possible. If a full article is available for download, you will find a link at the bottom of an article’s abstract page enabling you to download it in PDF format. Individual articles have been compressed. 

Publication information may be found on the cover sheet of each downloadable PDF. In addition, the following applies to all OSG Postprints volumes:

ISSN (print version) 2169-379X
ISSN (online version) 2169-1290

Complete volumes provide the best resolution. They are not available on this site but may be downloaded from the AIC Store. The store also offers print and e-book versions of select volumes.

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