Art Bio Matters is a conclave of scientists, curators/cultural historians, and conservators, having a shared interest in the identification and analysis of biological materials found in cultural heritage collections. While the core disciplines of ABM are science, curatorial/cultural history, and conservation, ABM welcomes all stakeholders in cultural heritage preservation.

Art Bio Matters strives to proactively support and engage a community of scientists, curators/cultural historians, and conservators through a dedicated website, Slack workspace, and biannual meetings. Members have access to educational resources, opportunities, descriptions of advanced scientific approaches (e.g., DNA, mass spectrometry, and antibody-based techniques), and open-ended research questions about the biological materials found in cultural heritage collections.​