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, May 2012




In response, the BPG executive council has drafted a proposal 

for the addition of an Art on Paper Discussion Group (APDG). 

The proposal was sent out in the BPG spring mailing and will 

be discussed both on the BPG listserv and at the BPG business 

meeting in Albuquerque on May 9. The full proposal is available 

at the BPG website. 

The document includes a statement of purpose for the discus-

sion groups: to encourage lively exchange of ideas and practices 

within the community through open dialogue, practical hands-on 

experience, and round-table discussion. The APDG proposal 

represents an opportunity to reinvigorate the discussion groups 

with informality and creativity.

Readers may wonder how BPG can fit session papers as well 

as discussion, “tips” sessions, or workshops all into two busy days 

of programming. There are a number of proposals that would 

allow BPG to continue to deliver traditional presentations while 

keeping the discussion groups vital. This includes having two of 

the three discussion groups present annually, with each group 

taking a year off in rotation.

If BPG moves forward with APDG, there is a topic ready 

for the 2013 Annual Meeting. The theme of standardizing 

descriptive terminology of materials used in creating works on 

paper, summarized in the adjacent box (on page 4), would serve 

as a perfect introductory discussion and is a topic well worth 

addressing in any event.

Looking Forward

The rich history of AIC’s largest specialty group, the BPG, is 

made evident by the efforts and dedication of the many people 

who built and led discussion groups to meet the particular needs 

and interests of BPG members. As we consider broadening our 

program by adding another discussion group to provide informa-

tive and relevant programming to our many members, it seems an 

appropriate moment to consider the past as we create a path for the 

future. Where might we be in another next twenty-plus years? Will 

other AIC specialty groups adopt a similar model? We continue 

to explore the most effective ways to present information and 

encourage exchange with our many colleagues, while maintaining 

the strong sense of community that is so important to the AIC. 

The following people assisted with this article. Thank you to Linda 

Blaser, Meg Brown, Maria Grandinette, Jamye Jamison, Hilary 

Kaplan, Marieka Kaye, Kathy Ludwig, Laura O’Brien-Miller, Olivia 

Primanis, Alan Puglia, Randy Silverman, Stephanie Watkins, and 

Shannon Zachary.

Penley Knipe, Penley_Knipe [at] harvard __ edu  

Nancy Ash, Nash [at] philamuseum __ org  

Scott Homolka, shomolka [at] philamuseum __ org  

Stephanie Lussier, stephaniemlussier [at] gmail __ com 

Sarah Reidell, sarahreidell [at] nypl __ org  

Kristen St. John, kstjohn [at] library.ucla __ edu

*Note: The name of the ACDG discussion group has changed over the 

years. It was initially identified as the Archives Conservators Discussion 

Group (ACDG), became Archives Conservators Group (ACG), next 

Archives Discussion Group (ADG) to its current Archives Conservation 

Discussion Group (ACDG). For the purposes of this paper, the group 

will be referred to as ACDG.

AIC News

Introducing: the AIC Collection Care Network

Created in November 2011,  the Collection Care Network 

(CCN) ties together preservation knowledge and skills of AIC 

members and links them with institutions seeking best practices 

for preservation. The CCN will be both a reference source and 

a forum in support of the preservation work of conservators and 

other collection care practitioners. For those who do not have a 

professional organization of their own, the CCN can serve as that 

home. The CCN acknowledges that both preservation and stew-

ardship rests on the talents and skills of numerous professionals 

and volunteers. The CCN works to serve those professionals and 

volunteers, who are archaeologists, architects, archives staff, art 

handlers, collection care specialists, collection managers, conserva-

tors, curators, engineers, entomologists, exhibit designers, facilities 

staff, historic house museum staff, library staff, mount makers, 

preparators, preventive conservation materials vendors, registrars, 

and technicians as well as many others who aid in preserving our 

cultural heritage.

On January 31, 2012 the first meeting of the Collection Care 

Network (CCN) was held in Winterthur, Delaware, funded by 

a generous grant from Tru Vue. (See “Why is CCN a Network?” 

in AIC News, March 2012, p. 5.) The purpose of the meeting 

was to formally accept the AIC Board charge (to review the full 

charge see ‘AIC Collection Care Network Charge’ at http://

network-charge), share visions and set goals for responding to it, 

fill leadership positions, and begin planning for the role of the 

CCN. In attendance were the CCN’s organizing committee (see 

page 6), as well as AIC Board President Meg Craft, AIC Executive 

Director Eryl Wentworth, and Debbie Hess Norris, Chair of the 

Art Conservation Program, Winterthur/University of Delaware 

Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC). Also participating 

were Crista Pack, Emily Schuetz, and Elena Torak, three students 

from the Additional Concentration in Preventive Conservation in 

the WUDPAC  program.

The implementation of preventive care relies upon effective 

communication and synchronization of the talents of many allied 

professionals. CCN members will have access to a variety of 

networking methods. A webpage is under development with the 

Don’t Miss the Members Business Meeting

Join us for breakfast on Friday, May 11, in Albuquerque between 

7:30 and 9:30 a.m. to: 

•  Be the first to learn who received the most votes to serve

on the AIC Board of Directors 

•  Vote for the newest member of the Nominating


•  Learn of the financial health of AIC and its Foundation

•  Hear and comment on current activities of AIC and FAIC

•  Help AIC and FAIC leadership create a vision for AIC and

its Foundation—at age 50!

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