A.R.A. is primarily an association for professionals who, through their training and vast experience, have gained a true understanding of this field and, in so doing, have learned to respect and adhere to the criteria for its conscientious practice. All certified members work following the Code of Ethics of the A.R.A. They handle each object with great care and have a responsibility to deliver good work. This responsibility extends to the owner of the object or work of art as well as to the association itself. This, then, ensures that the cultural and/or financial value of the object plays no decisive role.

Furthermore, the association is a centre where every art or antiques enthusiast can come with their questions or problems concerning the restoration, preservation or study of an artwork. A member of the appropriate discipline can then contact the client.