The Indian Association for the Study of conservation of Cultural Property established in 1966 is one of the oldest and reputed scientific organizations of the country. Since its inception, it has contributed significantly towards developments in the field, particularly in areas of preservation, conservation and other aspects as research in country. The Association publishes a journal, "Conservation of cultural property in India" for the last 43 years and holds a National convention annually in coordination with well established centers related to the field in the country. At present, there are more than 250 life and annual members of the Association. The membership included professional conservators working in various Government institutions or independently outside the ambit of Government and any institutions. Conservation of cultural property in India , by publishing peer reviewed original research findings and research reviews from researchers in India and abroad, has been acquired as respectable status among national and international scientific research periodicals in the world.