About

The Objects Specialty Group (OSG) of the American Institute for Conservation supports the professional development of its membership, 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 OSG is available on the AIC website.

Preparing to attach the head to the torso (Left to right) Metropolitan Museum Director Thomas P. Campbell with Conservators Michael Morris, Carolyn Riccardelli, and Lawrence Becker. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph Studio/Christopher Heins.

Tullio Lombardo’s “Adam” – Preparing to attach the head to the torso (left to right) Metropolitan Museum Director Thomas P. Campbell with Conservators Michael Morris, Carolyn Riccardelli, and Lawrence Becker. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph Studio/ Christopher Heins.

The Objects Specialty Group Postprints have been published regularly since 1992 and include papers developed from presentations given at AIC Annual Meetings. The Postprints are available to download as individual articles on this site, hosted by Conservation OnLine (CoOL). Complete digital volumes may be downloaded from the AIC Store. The store also offers e-book versions of select volumes, available for download free of charge to OSG members with a provided code or at a charge to nonmembers. The Postprints are also available to OSG members through the AIC Memberfuse site.

To navigate this site, 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 This site presents abstracts from both published and unpublished presentations whenever possible.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. Complete volumes will provide the best resolution copy.

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

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

Postprints site maintenance: osgpostprints@gmail.com