Source:News in Conservation, International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Volume 39, London (2013)
Keywords:conservation, cultural heritage, digital preservation, galleries, museums, preventive conservation, restoration
Welcome to the December issue of News in Conservation. For some of us December is a month of reflection, a time to look back at what we’ve done with an eye at what the next twelve months are going to bring. Inevitably for me that means looking at what NiC has achieved and start planning the next phase.
Shamelessly I’d say that NiC has made us all at IIC proud! I wanted to make sure NiC’s strong presence in the world of cultural heritage remained a reference point for an international community of like-minded people and an advocate voice for heritage worldwide.
In a time that has been recognised as challenging for print and digital publications alike, has NiC achieved this goal? In the past two years, thanks to a new open-access digital format NiC’s global reach potential has increased tenfold. An analysis of the submissions from the three-year period 2010-2013 showed that the geographic distribution of articles was heterogeneous with 32 long features submitted from 27 different countries!
For the year ahead I’d like to see the trend continuing and that can only be achieved with your contribution - we still have under-represented countries we would like to hear from. Have you heard the say ‘sharing is caring’? Help NiC reach even more readers by sharing it with your network, taking advantage of the open-access format.
Lastly a big thank you to all the contributors that took the time to write for NiC, what incredible stories you’ve shared with us!
I only have space left to wish all a very special holiday season, and leave you to enjoy this issue!