This guide is meant to be a general overview of best practices that can be implemented and resources that can be consulted for the preservation of architectural record materials. The intended audiences are institutions that hold architectural records as p
The American Institute for Conservation (A.I.C.) - The A.I.C. is a membership body for professional conservators. AIC publishes the Journal of American Institute for Conservation, hosts annual conferences, provides information about conservation and referral services for the public.
Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) - "...membership includes architecture and art librarians, visual resources professionals, artists, curators, educators, publishers, and others interested in visual arts information." ARLIS/NA supports chapters, conferences, publications and the ARLIS-L listserv.
The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) - "SAH and its members invite the support and active participation of all who share our interest in architecture -- past, present, and future. Founded in 1940, the society encourages scholarly research in the field and promotes the preservation of significant architectural monuments that are an integral part of our worldwide historical and cultural heritage."
Society of American Archivists (SAA) - The Architectural Records Roundtable of the SAA "supports the preservation of architectural, engineering, landscaping, and construction records and brings together care-givers to discuss the storage, conservation, arrangement, and description problems inherent in specialized records." SAA is a membership organization and the ARR convenes at SAA annual meetings. SAA supports the Museum Archives Section Electronic Mailing List and the Visual Materials Section Cataloging and Access Roundtable.