• 2017 AIC Annual Meeting, Chicago!

    by Whitney Baker | May 01, 2017

    We look forward to seeing you in Chicago! A few weeks before the meeting, you will receive an email from info@conservation-us.org with essential BPG information, summarized below:

    • Don’t forget to attend the BPG Business Meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31. We have many important issues to discuss relating to our specialty group. During the evening, our joint reception with Research and Technical Studies (RATS) will be held at the beautiful Newberry Library. Please join us!
    • BPG sessions will feature a wide array of interesting talks, including a joint session with RATS, the Library Collections Conservation Discussion Group, and the Art on Paper Conservation Discussion Group. In addition, the BPG Wiki coordinators are holding a session from 12:00-12:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 1; and the poster session features fascinating entries from many BPG members.
    As always, there are more things to do at AIC than time in which to accomplish them all. If you aren’t able to attend the conference this year, make sure to check the social media feeds from the conference.
    — Whitney Baker, BPG Chair


  • BPG Art on Paper Discussion Group News

    by Henry Hebert | May 01, 2017

    The 2017 Art on Paper Discussion Group (APDG), chaired by  Rachel Freeman, Cynthia Karnes, and Harriet Stratis, will focus on prints produced in large numbers – "Multiple Perspectives on the Treatment of Multiples: Innovative Thinking on the Conservation of Prints." Thursday, June 1 from 2:30 pm–4:30 pm. http://sched.co/8xOg

  • BPG Library Collections Conservation Discussion Group News

    by Henry Hebert | May 01, 2017

    The 2017 Library Collections Conservation Discussion Group (LCCDG), chaired by Angela Andres, Sonya Barron, and Anahit Campbell, will focus on professional challenges that fall outside of immediate areas of expertise – "Unexpectedly Expert: Diversifying your skills to cover all the bases." Thursday, June 1 from 2:30 pm–4:30 pm. http://sched.co/8xOf

  • BPG Wiki News

    by Henry Hebert | May 01, 2017
    Join Wiki Coordinators Katherine Kelly and Denise Stockman on Thursday, June 1, 2017 to hear updates on the progress of the BPG Wiki. Attendees will be invited to provide input to shape the development of the Wiki for the coming year. There will be a demonstration of new and improved Wiki pages, followed by an open dialogue.

    At the 2016 BPG Wiki Discussion Session in Montreal, we sought feedback on the removal of the numbered outline format. There was overwhelming support for the idea. We made a template to standardize formatting going forward, and most of the pages now reflect the change. The group agreed that regular calls for bite-sized contributions would encourage participation. We have been following through on this idea with great success.

    The 2017 BPG Wiki Discussion Session will be an opportunity to demonstrate the 2016-2017 changes and additions and facilitate a discussion of what to focus on in 2017-2018. The feedback that we receive during these sessions is invaluable in planning for the future of the BPG Wiki and maintaining an engaged and active membership. http://sched.co/8z3l