The AIC foundation occurred on 21 June 1967 in Washington DC, USA, during the 16th Session of the CIE (Commission Internationale de l’Éclairage).
According to the AIC Statutes: The objects of the AIC are to encourage research in all Aspects of colour, to disseminate the knowledge gained from this research, and to promote its application to the solution of problems in the fields of science, art, design and industry on an international basis.
The AIC aims for a close cooperation with existing international organizations, such as, for example, the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Commission for Optics (ICO), regarding issues concerned with color. The AIC will neither duplicate the work of these bodies nor will it attempt to assume any of their responsibilities.
The AIC is responsible for arranging international colour congresses to take place at convenient and appropriate intervals, nominally every 4 years. The AIC will also be responsible for arranging midterm meetings, which will take place two years after the congress, and interim meetings, which will usually take place at intervals corresponding to one and three years after the congress.
In 2009 the AIC agreed on the creation of an International Colour Day, which is celebrated in many countries around the world.
More info: International Colour Association