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James Moss Horological Conservator, Inc.
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Who Is a Conservator [1]

A Conservator is a professional whose primary occupation the practice of conservation and who, through specialized education, knowledge, training, and experience, formulates and implements all the activities of conservation in accordance with an ethical code such as the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.[2]

The AIC has five classes of membership (Mr. Moss is a Professional Associate member):[3]

                     Honorary: Conferred by the Board of Directors upon those individuals whose distinguished contributions to the field of Conservation warrant such a designation.

                     Fellow: Any person who may be considered able through training, knowledge or professional experience, to further the work of conservation in accordance with the purposes for which the AIC is established, and who shall have shown a commitment to these purposes shall be eligible for election as a Fellow. Fellows must demonstrate adherence to the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. Applications as a Fellow must be made in writing and endorsed by five Fellows ..... and supported by such evidence, examinations, and investigations as the Membership Committee may require of the knowledge, skill and experience of the proposed Fellow and of his fitness to further the purposes of the AIC. If the Membership Committee is satisfied as to the qualifications and fitness of a proposed Fellow, it shall notify all Fellows of its intent to elect a Fellow and shall allow thirty days for comment thereon by any Fellow. After the expiration of such thirty days and after consideration of any such comments, the Membership Committee may declare the applicant elected to Fellow.

                     Professional Associate: Any person who may be considered able through training, knowledge or professional experience, to further the work of conservation in accordance with the purposes for which the AIC is established, and who shall have shown a commitment to these purposes shall be eligible for election as a Professional Associate. Applications as a Professional Associate must be made in writing and endorsed by three Fellows or Professional Associates ..... and supported by such evidence, examinations, and investigations as the Membership Committee may require of the knowledge, skill and experience of the proposed Professional Associate and of his fitness to further the purposes of the AIC. If the Membership Committee is satisfied as to the fitness of the proposed Professional Associate, the Membership Committee shall declare him elect

                     Associate: Any person who shall have shown an interest in the purposes for which the AIC is organized shall be eligible for election as an Associate.

                     Institutional:    Any corporate body, organization or association which shall have shown an interest in the purposes for which the AIC is established shall be eligible for election as an Institutional member.

[1]Paraphrased from the AIC Directory, Definitions of Conservation Terminology, 2003
[2] Quoted directly from the AIC Directory, Bylaws, Section II, 2003
[3]  Quoted directly from the AIC Directory, Bylaws, Section II, 2003

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