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A Note to the AIC Community

As we welcome 2021, I hope this New Year finds you in good health and safe. After experiencing 2020’s social distancing and other restrictions and having participated in a record number of virtual meetings, I am sure that we are all ready for a new start in 2021. The negative effects of COVID-19 on the AIC community are far reaching and have caused unprecedented change. In contrast, and as a result of the pandemic, I have been able to meet virtually more often than usual with colleagues from around the globe, participating more frequently in conferences, workshops, lectures, and a PhD thesis defense, among other related events. 

An interesting positive outcome was the larger than usual number of participants at JAIC’s pre-session last year with more than 300 participants during the public live streaming event and many more people viewing the recording of the session afterwards. The pre-session titled “Scholarly Writing for Conservation” took place on Tuesday June 23, 2020, as part of AIC’s 2020 virtual annual meeting. The aim of the pre-session was to help potential authors develop skills needed to write and submit journal manuscripts with the ultimate goal of improving the dissemination of research, treatments, and enhanced knowledge sharing. I am very grateful to the panel, which consisted of George Cooper (Taylor & Francis), Suzanne Davis (AIC), Robin Hanson (JAIC), Heidi Lowther (T&F), Corina Rogge (JAIC), and Catherine Stephens (JAIC). We are organizing a virtual pre-session within the 2021 AIC/SPNHC Joint Virtual Annual Meeting; please feel free to send topics that you would like us to discuss at future JAIC pre-sessions.

Despite the difficulties faced by JAIC this year, we were able to publish two regular issues and a special double issue on Salted Paper Prints organized by Erin L. Murphy and Lee Ann Daffner. I want to thank the JAIC editorial team, managing staff at AIC, and Taylor & Francis personnel for their constant hard work and dedication in 2020. A detailed list of all publishing authors, book reviewers, and abstract translators is provided below. 

Read JAIC Online 

All articles published in JAIC are available online. To read articles and book reviews, log in to AIC’s website, then visit www.culturalheritage.org/publications/journal-(jaic)/member-access, and click on ACCESS. Read and download PDFs of any JAIC article, then explore the HTML and interactive PDF versions for additional insights.

Editorial Staff Changes

Esther Méthé stepped down as coordinator of the French abstract translations team in October 2020 due to personal reasons. JAIC’s editorial board is very grateful to Esther’s hard work, which helped enormously in maintaining the quality of the translations and completing our issues on time. Her coordination of the French translation team’s work and her help in making sure that their projects were completed is truly appreciated. 

The JAIC Editorial Board welcomes Mireille Brulotte as our new coordinator of the French abstracts’ translation team. Mireille is a conservator of wooden objects at the Centre de Conservation du Quebec (CCQ) in Canada.

—Julio M. del Hoyo-Meléndez, JAIC Editor-in-Chief, jdelhoyo@mnk.pl

Thanks to Photographic Materials Group

Our thanks go to the Photographic Materials Group for sponsoring JAIC’s special issue on salted paper prints. The issue contains 13 articles, which pushed us over our contracted annual allotment of 272 pages. PMG provided a sponsorship to support the additional costs incurred, ensuring that this trove of valuable research and discussion will be available to all members. 

Thank You!

We would like to recognize the incredible contribution to our journal from authors, editors, book reviewers, and translators; especially as 2020 presented us with many personal and professional challenges, and our colleagues worked even harder to make our journal one we can be proud of. Authors, your articles are tools that help us to highlight and advance the multidisciplinary works of our profession as conservators, scientists, and allied professionals. To our editing, book review, and translation teams, thank you for your work, which is done entirely on a voluntary basis and paves the way for an increased access of invaluable conservation literature to a worldwide audience.


Sarah Barack

Lisa Barro

Vincent Beltran

Brenda Bernier

Elena Bulat

Tom Callewaert-Dore

Francesca Casadio

Silvia A. Centeno

Jiuan Jiuan Chen

Matthew L. Clarke

Margaret Holben Ellis

Katherine Eremin

Ashley Freeman

Sarah K. Freeman

Chantal Garnier

Andrea K. Hall

Rosina Herrera Garrido

Suzan de Groot

Nolan Hill

C. Richard Johnson

Jessica S. Johnson

Daniel P. Kirby

Marie-Angélique Languille

Bertrand Lavédrine

Michal Łukomski

Annette Manick

Evelyn Mayberger

Hope Mayo

Arthur McClelland

John McElhone

Molly McGath

Patricia McGuiggan

Laura Mina

William D. Minter

Katherine Mintie

Erin L. Murphy

Ronel Namde

Richard Newman

Kaslyne O’Connor

Laura Panadero

Tania Passafiume

Ariel Pate

Taylor Pearlstein

Sylvie Pénichon

Adam Quinn

Georgina Rayner

David Remington

Katherine Sanderson

Beth Saunders

William A. Sethares

Theresa J. Smith

Stacey Rain Strickler

Christina Taylor

Sarah Wagner

Christopher Wallace

Jessica Walthew

Joan M. Walker


Angela Campbell

John Campbell

Margo Delidow

Jonathan Kemp

Eric Meier

Anne Peranteau

Megan Randall


Stéphanie Auffret

Vera de la Cruz Baltazar, PhD

Monique Benoît

André Bergeron

Mireille Brulotte

María Esteva, PhD

Claudia Carvalho

Silvia Centeno

Isabelle Cloutier

Carla Coelho

Claire Cuyaubère

Diana Diaz

Carole Dignard

Élisabeth Forest

Clemencia Garcia

Valeria Gauz, Ph.D.

Anne -Marie Guérin

Beatriz Haspo

Mariana von Hartenthal

Eric Henderson, PhD

Teresa Lança

Marie-Hélène Nadeau

Marcia Rizzo, PhD

Amparo Rueda

Ramón Sánchez Chapellín

Millard Schisler

Sandra Cristina Serra Baruki

Elsa Thyss

Francisco Vieira, PhD


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