Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors (AAI&S)
was formed in Britain in 1978 and is now an international body
for those engaged in all aspects of professional archaeological
illustration and survey. It is an independent body funded through
As a professional body, one of the main aims of the AAI&S
is to set standards within the profession and to promote these
standards within the archaeological world at large. The Association's
membership reflects the wide range of specialist skills and
disciplines which are required from today's professional Archaeological
Illustrators and Surveyors.
The Association also endeavors to act as an appropriate platform
from which members can exchange ideas and examine new directions.
AAI&S Information Sheets
Various information sheets about the AAI&S which you can
download in *.pdf format.
The AAI&S currently offers four grades of membership. Full,
Licentiate, Licentiate (Graduate), and Associate. Further details
together with current subscription rates can be found here
or in the Membership Leaflet which is available upon request
from the Honorary Secretary.
Election to Full Membership is through a peer review process,
and is usually open only to Licentiate members. Detailed guidelines
are available upon request to the Assessments Officer.
AAI&S enjoys links with other allied bodies including:
The AAI&S holds an Annual Conference and AGM at a different
venue each September. The program includes lectures, workshops,
seminars, and visits to places of archaeological or architectural
interest. These conferences are open to nonmembers at a higher
Travelling Exhibition The AAI&S Traveling Exhibition helps promote the
work of the association and its members at conferences, museums,
open days and the AAI&S's own annual conference.