AIC News, May 2018

Photographic Materials Group (PMG)

2018 AIC Annual Meeting

We hope that many of you will be joining us in Houston in a few weeks. If you have a topic that you would like included in the business meeting agenda, please contact any of the PMG officers. For registration and complete annual meeting information including workshops, tours, lodging, etc., please visit:

2019 AIC-PMG & ICOM-CC PMWG Joint Meeting

The 2019 Joint Meeting will be taking place in New York City in February. Plans include two and one-half days of presentations, plus a reception, three workshops, and tours. Watch your email for announcements of the dates, location, and other details as they are finalized.


The voting has ended, and the next PMG Secretary/Treasurer will be announced during the PMG business meeting in Houston.

Publications: Platinum and Palladium Photographs

Laura Wahl, PMG Publications Committee Chair, has been working on marketing Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation (editor Connie McCabe). Her marketing efforts included adding a flyer to the attendees’ packet and hosting a table at the Photo History/Photo Future conference at RIT in April. If you have suggestions of events to showcase the book, of organizations she could reach out to, or people who might review it, please contact Laura at

—Barbara Lemmen, PMG Chair 2017-2019,

News RE: New Member Platform at AIC

You have probably already seen and perhaps participated in AIC’s Online Community, particularly the member-wide forum. This new community will be expanding to take the place of our SG listserv hosted on CoOL. 

Each specialty group can host their own resources, such as meeting minutes, postprints, videos, historical documents, best practices, tips, and images.  With a more modern interface, our new SG community will improve access to conversation (and avoid many issues we might be having with the listserv).

We are launching the PMG Community during the week of August 6th! Your first introduction to the PMG Community will be via email digest. The digest will come just after midnight Eastern time. You should see the sender as “American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works,” or” Stay tuned for an email with further instructions on how to access the community!

Gawain Weaver has graciously offered to transition from PMG Listserv to PMG Community Moderator.  Heather Brown, PMG Secretary/Treasurer, will be assisting him, as needed.

When you log into the new community, we strongly suggest you check your notification settings to ensure you receive daily digest e-mails. These are listed in your Community profile, in the tab My Account / Community Notifications. Please see the attached slideshow for an introduction to Higher Logic and how to adjust your digest settings. Note that if you would like to switch to a weekly digest for any of your groups, the “respond via email” function will not work. The AIC office is happy to help you customize your settings; email them at

We hope you find this new tool useful!

Barbara Lemmen, PMG Chair

Link to tutorial: Community_Welcome_Tour