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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of the American Institute for Conservation

For a Special Issue on
Sustainability within Conservation and Collections Care

Abstract deadline
31 January 2022

Manuscript deadline
30 June 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Kate Fugett, Brooklyn Museum
[email protected]

Annabelle F Camp, University of Delaware
[email protected]

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Sustainability within Conservation and Collections Care

The Journal of American Institute for Conservation (JAIC) and the AIC Sustainability Committee seek submissions for a special issue on the topic of “Sustainability within Conservation and Collections Care.” The issue will cover the ways in which conservators and collections care professionals in both institutional and private practices are experiencing the effects of our changing climate and adapting their practices to be more sustainable.

Article types sought include research articles, short communications, technical notes (similar to expanded tips), literature reviews, and ethical considerations.

AREAS OF INTEREST

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Research by conservators and scientists on more sustainable materials and use of those materials
  • Ways to limit energy use and reduce waste
  • Ways conservators and collections care professionals are factoring sustainability into their decision-making
  • The intersection between sustainability and risk-assessment
  • Energy and waste audits in conservation labs or private practices
  • Collaborative and sustainable practice
  • The intersection between sustainability and the ethical care of artwork
  • Efforts to source conservation materials more locally
  • Ways conservators and collections care professionals have expanded the reach of their sustainability efforts
  • Work with local communities and/or climate activities and organizations

Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit an abstract (maximum 400 words) and article outline to the Sustainability Committee by January 31, 2022. Please email your abstract and outline to [email protected] and CC: [email protected] and [email protected]. Articles selected by the committee will be due June 30, 2022, and should be submitted through our online portal at https://rp.tandfonline.com/submission/create?journalCode=YJAC.

Guidelines and style guide are at www.culturalheritage.org/journal.

You may send inquiries about the issue to Julio M. del Hoyo-Meléndez, JAIC Editor-in-Chief, at [email protected] as well as to the Sustainability Committee at the above email address.

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