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.

Using the site

Browse abstracts by annual meeting 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 abstracts from OSG session and OSG joint session presentations at AIC Annual Meetings whenever possible. If a full article PDF is available for download, you will find a link at the bottom of an article’s abstract page. Full volumes are available for download at the AIC Store.

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

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

Other AIC Annual Meeting publications

The following open access resources are published by AIC and allied specialty groups (SG) following annual meetings.

Publications by specialty groups not listed above are free for their own members (SG members: please visit your SG Community Library) and can be purchased at the AIC Store by SG non-members.

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