Call for papers: JAIC special edition on collectin care

JAIC Special Issue: Collection Care

The Journal of American Institute of Conservation (JAIC) is seeking  submissions for a “Collection Care” special issue. Collection care  can be described as avoiding needless damage to collections or the  systematic mitigation of risks to all strategically managed physical  and intellectual values of a collection.

Papers are welcome across the full spectrum of collection care  activities, from communication and advocacy to technical specifications.  This edition seeks to represent the diverse acts of preventive  conservation and the work of all of those with a stake in facilitating  preservation and access. The responsibility for collection care is  not limited to conservators but rather is a collaborative process  among allied professionals such as facility managers, curators,  registrars, preparators, collection managers, security staff,  archivists, exhibit designers, architects, and maintenance staff,  among others, who work together to mitigate or manage collection  risks. We would like this issue to consider processes that reflect  this range of stakeholders, so welcome research or case study papers  on topics as broad as documentation and material choices to the management of staff and the environment.

Authors are invited to submit an abstract and article outline for  consideration by the special issue editors. You may submit a proposal for an article at any time, but the deadline for receiving a complete submission is April 1, 2016 . Please send inquiries and submissions  to Mary Coughlin at
Link to JAIC call for papers
Mary Coughlin (Collection Care Network Editor and JAIC guest editor)
Jane Henderson (JAIC guest editor)
Julio M. del Hoyo-Meléndez (JAIC Editor-in-Chief)


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