Who We Are:

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Membership is composed of many of the most renowned memorialists in the United States and Canada. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to monument retail firms who have shown a sincere commitment to excellence while practicing their trade. 

The American Institute of Commemorative Art (AICA) was founded in 1951 by a group of dedicated memorialists and is devoted to the highest standards of commemorative memorial design and business ethics in the monument industry.

The motto of the Institute, “Helping ourselves by helping others” is practiced through commemorative memorial design, sculpture, craftsmanship, research, and continued education of the members of AICA.

The AICA Mission:

"To promote excellence in commemorative art and to enhance design and professional knowledge through the exchange of ideas within an atmosphere of trust".