AIC’s 45th Annual Meeting – Call for Papers Deadline is Fast Approaching

The deadline for submission of papers for specialty, joint, and pre-sessions is just around the corner!

We would like to remind you that there are only 3 weeks left to submit your 500-word maximum paper abstracts, workshop proposals, and pre-session programming. The deadline is Monday, September 12, 2016.
Visit our website to find new information about our 2017 Annual Meeting’s theme, specialty session call, and how to submit for posters, pre-sessions, and workshops.
Be part of the conversation on “Treatment 2017: Innovation in Conservation and Collection Care” in Chicago during AIC’s 45th Annual Meeting, from May 28 through June 1, 2017.
Whether item- or collection-level, preventive or interventive, treatment remains central to preserving cultural heritage collections. The design and implementation of an ethical and sound conservation treatment, even the ultimate decision of no treatment at all, begin before its commencement and the consequences continue well beyond its completion.
We are soliciting papers that explore various facets of conservation treatments and collection care programs intended to prolong the lifetime of cultural property.  Topics may include, but are not limited to, a reconsideration of historic procedures no longer in practice, cutting edge technologies employed in treatments, effective preventive conservation or collection care steps that reduce the necessity or extent of interventive treatments, the incorporation of sustainability into conservation treatments, or innovations in treatment design, execution, and documentation.
Learn more about the Annual Meeting at, and visit regularly as more updated information and sub-themes will be added over the summer.
If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Seyler at