The first issue of JAIC in 2016 is now posted online at Taylor & Francis’s journal page. You can download articles at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/yjac20/55/1. As always, AIC members get full access to all JAIC content. Members should first log in, then access the articles through the link on this page.
In this issue, we feature these articles:
- Life Cycle Assessments of Loans and Exhibitions: Three Case Studies at the Museum Fine Arts, Boston
Sarah Nunberg, Matthew J. Eckelman & Pamela Hatchfield
- Mineral Spirits-Based Microemulsions: A Novel Cleaning System for Painted Surfaces
Bronwyn Ormsby, Melinda Keefe, Alan Phenix, Eleanor von Aderkas, Tom Learner, Christopher Tucker &Christopher Kozak
- Vibration Mitigation and Monitoring: A Case Study of Construction in a Museum
Andrew W. Smyth, Patrick Brewick, Raphael Greenbaum, Manolis Chatzis, Anna Serotta & Isabel Stünkel
- Effects of Plant Dyes, Watercolors and Acrylic Paints on the Colorfastness of Japanese Tissue Papers
Somayeh Soleymani, Tracy Ireland & Dennis McNevin
- Reviews of Picasso: The Making of Cubism 1912-1914 and Conservation in the Nineteenth Century
- Abstracts from our 2015 articles translated into Spanish, French, and Portuguese
The Editor-in-Chief’s editorial is excerpted below.
Recently, I have received letters from readers inquiring about our journal’s scope. As noted online, JAIC “welcomes short communications and longer submissions on subjects of interest to professional conservators. Subjects may include conservation treatment case studies; issues of conservation history, philosophy, or method; conservation research; or technical studies aimed at addressing questions in allied fields.” Our scope has not changed. Readers have also expressed interest in seeing more articles dealing with treatment methods and materials being adopted into conservation practice. It may appear that research has become the journal’s focus, but this stems from a dearth of submissions pertaining to treatment. As AIC’s primary vehicle for the publication of peer-reviewed papers on subjects of interest to professional conservators, we fully encourage authors to submit treatment papers to the Journal.
In an article in the AIC member newsletter (AIC News, November 2015), I wrote that encouraging short communications may offer a possible solution to the low frequency of papers dealing with novel materials and methods. Moreover, as former JAIC Editor Michele Derrick expressed, while short communications are not extensive enough to warrant a full article, their publication is often critical because the information might otherwise become lost to the conservation field. Short communications may introduce the use of new equipment and method variations or focus on one specific detail of a larger problem. (AIC News, September 2004). Consequently, we would like to see a gradual increase in the number of case studies and treatment papers submitted in the form of short communications. […]