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Electronic Media Group (EMG) of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Call for Papers

Wednesday 31 July 2019 (Categories: ICOM-CC, Documentation)

The Electronic Media Group (EMG) of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) is calling for papers on the conservation of time-based media for the AIC annual meeting, May 19-23, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The theme of the meeting is "Conservation: Reactive and Proactive" (
This year’s theme explores how the field of conservation is adapting, evolving, and grappling with changes and challenges. Especially:
Bringing concerns about sustainability into conservation decision-making
Adapting core practices amid changing technologies (e.g., evolving methods for condition assessment, employing new tools or software in documentation and treatment)
Developing strategies and solutions for caring for time-based media under challenging display conditions (e.g., interactivity, long-running exhibitions, unconventional display environments, or even the ways in which conventional display conditions are challenging for time-based media)
Deepening cross-institutional collaboration and expanding systems and infrastructure to store digital art collections
Broadening the impact and visibility of time-based media conservation (e.g., joint research projects, public education, technical art history)
Submissions that address topics falling within the meeting’s theme are encouraged, but other relevant topics of interest to the Electronic Media Group can also be explored. 

Abstracts should be submitted through the AIC website (link below): 

Editing will still be permitted once the abstract has been uploaded. Abstracts will be published in the Meeting Abstract Book. Papers to be published in the AIC postprint publication (Electronic Media Review) will be due over the summer following the meeting.

Authors of accepted papers will be required to secure their own travel funds. Grants and scholarships are available through AIC. Please explore this link for information:

The deadline for abstract submission is September 16, 2019.

Please contact Amy Brost (EMG Program Chair, and Alexandra Nichols (EMG Assistant Program Chair, with any questions.

Abstract submissions

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