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The Objects Specialty Group Website

The Objects Specialty Group (OSG) was organized to support the professional development of its membership who treat a broad range of media and objects, including archaeological and ethnographic, decorative arts and sculpture, contemporary art, and historic collections. The 500 members include conservators employed at museums, private practices, regional centers, universities, and training programs.

The major activity of the OSG is the development of programs, including AIC annual meeting sessions, specialized preconference seminars, symposia, and training courses. Specialized pre-sessions have focused on protein chemistry, outdoor sculpture, and gilded metals. OSG has published the past two consecutive proceedings of the annual meeting programs and plans to continue that effort. The publication committee of the OSG is working with the JAIC staff to produce an issue of the Journal solely devoted to fill materials. OSG is also in the process of preparing an Archaeological Resource Guide, a practical guide for conservators undertaking field work. OSG is actively participating in the preparation of commentaries to the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.

The OSG now has representatives to each of the nine ICOM Working Groups with objects specialties to help foster increased communication. Fees to join: $25; $5 (students).

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