APAI is a national association dedicated to the study, documentation, protection, promotion and enhancement of industrial heritage, since 1980.

APAI is active in the identification and documentation of industrial sites, especially through inventory.
We promote knowledge on several themes connected to the industrial society and work to protect and promote industrial sites.
We also support researchers and museums, and work to provide guidelines for best practice in archaeology&industrial heritage.
We manage a specialized library and archive.