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Email Listservs

AIC’s digital assets include a variety of email lists that allow for efficient management of its groups and functions, and foster peer-to-peer exchanges that form an important part of our knowledge base. While the Cons DistList is available to anyone working in or concerned with the field of conservation or preservation, most of the lists are closed and reserved for use of AIC's specialty groups, committees, or task forces.

Committee, Task Force, and Working Group Lists

Below are the various commmittee, task forces, and working groups with email lists. To learn more about a particular one, click on its name. If you are interested in any of the working groups, please contact staff for more information.

List Name

AIC-Education

AIC-emerging

AIC-eprrcommittee

ConsEmergRespTeam

AIC-greenteam

environmental-guidelines

AIC-health

AIC-publications

cool-wg

AIC-wiki

Specialty Group Lists

Members of the following specialty groups are entitled to certian email lists. To determine membership requirements, subscribe to a list, edit your subscription options or access its archives, please click on "Manage Your Subscription." In order to properly administrate these listserves, you will need to use the email address marked as "primary" in your profile. For all other lists, contact its listowner, who you can find by clicking on the name of the list on the CoOL mailman page >>

Specialty/List name

Purpose

 

Architecture

   

ASGList

Closed list, available to members in good standing of AIC's Architecture Specialty Group (ASG).

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Book & Paper

   

BPG

Closed list, available to members in good standing of AIC's Book & Paper Group (BPG).

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BPG-Board-L

Private list for BPG Officers

 

BPG-Pubcomm

Private list for BPG Publications Committee

 

Conservators in Private Practice

   

CIPPNews

Closed list, available to members in good standing of AIC's Conservators in Private Practice (CIPP) subgroup.

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CIPP-Board

Private list for CIPP Officers

 

Electronic Media

   

EMG-Membership

Closed list, available to members in good standing of AIC's Electronic Media Group (EMG).

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EMG-Board

Private list for EMG Officers

 

EMG-Education

Private list for EMG Education Committee

 

Objects

   

OSG-L

Closed list, available to members in good standing of AIC's Objects Specialty Group (OSG).

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Paintings

   

AIC-Paintings

Closed list, available to members in good standing of AIC's Painting Specialty Group (PSG).

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Photographic Materials

   

AIC-Photographic

Closed list, available to members in good standing of AIC's Photographic Materials Group (PMG).

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Research & Technical Studies

   

AIC-RATS

Closed list, available to members in good standing of AIC's Research and Technical Studies (RATS) subgroup.

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Textiles

   

TSG-Discuss

Closed list, available to members in good standing of AIC's Textile Specialty Group (TSG).

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Wooden Artifacts

   

WAG-Announce

Closed list, available to members in good standing of AIC's Wooden Artifact Group (WAG).

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Topical Lists

The lists below were established to foster communication between conservators and/or allied professionals with interest in a particular topic. These lists are open to both AIC and non-AIC members. To determine membership requirements, subscribe to a list, edit your subscription options, or access its archives, please click on "Manage Your Subscription."

List name

Purpose

 

Cons DistList

The Conservation DistList fosters communication about conservation and preservation internationally for individuals professionally involved in the field.

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Lacquer

The LACQUER email discussion list was formed to promote the free and informal exchange of information about the conservation of Asian lacquer. The list is intended for use by professionals actively engaged in the treatment of lacquer or the technical study of lacquer.

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Cons-Educators

This list is intended as an aid to members looking for help with specific questions or new ideas and be a forum for more communication among individuals involved in conservation education.

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ContempArtCons

ContempArtCons is available to conservators working with or interested in the treatment of contemporary art. The list offers a means for conservators to discuss issues and treatments of contemporary works of art. The list is open to all conservators and is intended to cover all media used and all forms of tangible contemporary artistic expression.

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How to Create a List

To establish a new list, please contact AIC CoOL Editor Walter Henry at walterhenr[at]gmail.com with a written proposal outlining the need, audience and management of the new resource. All list requests are subject to approval by the E-editorial committee.  You must be prepared to provide information to answer the questions below:

  • Listname (Required)
  • Listowner(s): (Required) Please give the name, email and phone number of the individual responsible for maintaining the list. Staff, board member, or editor will be assigned as an additional listowner
  • Moderators: (Optional) Please provide an email and phone number for all moderators
  • Brief description: (Required) e.g. Two to three sentence describing the goals and audience for this list.
  • Moderated or not: (Required)
  • Moderator/owners must approve new members? (Required)
  • Public (open to non-AIC) or private (AIC members only): (Required)
  • Info and Welcome text: (Required) See mailman page for examples
  • If you supply a startup list of subscribers do you want to Invite them (opt-in) or Subscribe them (opt-out)
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