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the conservation landscape explored

where can you find what? weblinks of organisations and clubs in the conservation world. Useful adresses for further investigation. Reconnoitre the world from the lowlands:

1 associations and organisations

conservation associations come in 2,5 variations: associations that are clearly syndicative in nature and those that have a professional approach. Some combine these two aspects and represent the interests of conservators as well as organise specialty groups. Syndicative organisations tend to be focussed nationally and the professional organisations have a more international outlook. The Netherlands’ organisation is called Restauratoren Nederland (RN). RN has a number of specialist sections with a separate membership.
AIC
     American Institute for Conservation
BNB
     Belgisch-Nederlands Boekbandengenootschap
CCAHA
     Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
CCI
     Canadian Conservation Institute
ECPA
     European Commission on Preservation and Access
IADA
     Internationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Archivrestauratoren
ICOM
     International Council of Museums
ICOM-CC
     ICOM - Committee for Conservation
ICOM-NL
     ICOM Nederland
ICON
     Institute of Conservation
IIC
     International Institute for Conservation
RN
     Restauratoren Nederland
RR
     Restauratoren Register
UNESCO
     United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


2 libraries

BC
     Bijzondere Collecties
Chantry
     Chantry Library (ICON) library of the now merged with ICON Institute for Paper Conservation (IPC)
JSTOR
     JStor: databases, download of articles
KB
     Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal Library of the Netherlands)
Picarta
     Picarta combined catalogue of all libraries in NL
RCE
     catalogue of the RCE library
UBA
     Universiteitsbibliotheek Amsterdam (UBA University of Amsterdam library)
WORLDCAT
     Worldcat almost all books in the world catalogued (better than Picarta, largest catalogue)


3 literature research and thesauri

AAT
     Abstracts of Art and Technology
Archive.org
     Archive.org: older books digitised, you can also use Open library to search in the catalogue. Many books are downloadable.
ArtLex
     ArtLex art dictionary
BCIN
     Bibliographic database of the Conservation Information Network
CAMEO
     Conservation and Art Materials Encyclopedia Online
Depatis
     Depatis: search for patents (not only Germany): log in as „einsteiger’ (beginner)
Gallica
     Gallica: website of the french Bibliothèque National, search older french literature, alsmost everything dowloadable as PDF
INPI
     INPI: 19th century French patents (you cannot find these on Depatis
Polytechnisches Journals
     Digitalisierung des Polytechnischen Journals: all copies of Dingler’s Polytechnischen Journals (1820-1931)
Royal Society of the Arts
     RSA: all Transactions of the Society, Instituted at London, for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (1783-1843), the Journal of the Society of Arts (1852-1908), the Journal of the Royal Society of the Arts (1908-1987), RSA Journal (1987-2011)


4 magazines and blogs

Boekenwereld
     tijdschrift voor boek en prent
Book and Paper annual
     AIC Book and Paper group, almost everything digitised
the Book and Paper Gathering
     blogs and case studies for the book and paper conservation
Book Arts Web
     bookbinding, book conservation and restoration
Bookbinder
     journal of the English Society of Bookbinders
British Library
     collection care blog
Journal of PaperConservation
     journal of the International Association of Book and Paper Conservators (IADA), formerly PapierRestaurierung,
Paper Conservator
     journal formerly Institute of Paper Conservation (IPC) now Institute for Conservation (ICON)
Quarendo
     Journal Devoted to Manuscripts and Printed Books
Restaurator
     International Journal for the Preservation of Library and Archival Material
Skin Deep
      Hewit’s free newsletter (leather and parchment, tools)
Timecare
     free journal of Conservation by Design
Handboekbinden
     journal of the Nederlandse Handboekbindersliga (Netherlands bookbinders association)
Nicholas Pickwoad (Ligatus)
     Pickwoad blog
paperslurry: a mixture of hand papermaking
     paperslurry

5 bibliographical software

Bibliographical software organises articles and books. They make organising citations and links in your computer easy. A modern cloud solution is Zotero, a plug in for the Firefox webbrowser. Zotero is free and has almost the same possibilities as the other software.
Biblioscap
Bookends (Mac)
Endnote (standard at UBA)
RefWorks
Sente (Mac)
Zotero


6 looking for books and buying them

AbeBooks
     Abe Books
Amazon
     Amazon > books
Antiqbook
     Antiqbook: all NL antiquarians
Antiquario
     Antiquario
Archetype
     Archetype publications: publishers and their books for sale online
Siegl
     Siegl Fachbuchhandlung (buy now, pay on receipt, if not good send back)
Boekwinkeltjes
     Boekwinkeltjes (dutch site for buying and selling books)
ZVAB
     Zentrales Verzeichnis Antiquarischer Bücher


7 research institutes and organisations
AIIM
     Association for Information and Image Management
     AIIM scanning and capture
ANSI
     American National Standards Institute
ASHREA
     American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers
ASTM
     American Society for Testing and Materials
CRCC
     Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections
GCI
     Getty Conservation Institute
ICCROM
     International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Conservation of Cultural Property
ISO
     International Organization for Standardization
KIK/IRPA
     Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium - Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique
NIST
     National Institute of Standards and Technology
RCE
     Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed
RKD
     Rijksdienst voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie
TAPPI
     Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
TNO
     Nederlandse organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek


8 material and technique information

graphics atlas
     Graphics Atlas
CATS: interdisciplinary research into artists’ materials and techniques
     CATS
Khartasia: Asian paper, manufacture, compostion etc.
     Khartasia
oriental papermaking fibres
     Oriental Papermaking Fibres
art lexicon
     ArtLex
CAMEO: Conservation & Art Materials Encyclopedia Online
     CAMEO
Einbanddatenbank von Bucheinbänden des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
     EBDB
Ligatus
     University of the Arts, London
professor Martin Hubbe’s encyclopedia on papermaking additives
      Mini-Encyclopedia of Papermaking Wet-End Chemistry

9 paper historical associations and the history of paper and paper preservation/conservation

IPH
     International Association of Paper Historians
BAPH
     British Association of Paper Historians
SPRH
     Stichting Papiergeschiedenis Renkum-Heelsum
preservation history
     http://preservationhistory.wikispaces.com/


10 watermark research

Briquet
     Briquet is the first large collection of watermarks. The swiss Charles-Moïse Briquet described plus minus 16.000 watermarks.
Piccard
     Gerhard Piccard large collection of watermarks in Neurenberg.
Bernstein
     the memory of paper: digital watermark database. Good start, many links.
WILC
     Watermarks in Incunabula printed in the Low Countries
APWGM
     Archive of Papers and Watermarks in Greek Manuscripts
WZMA
     Wasserzeichen des Mittelalters

11 courses, places where you can learn in and around Amsterdam (or elsewhere)
Grafisch Werkcentrum Amsterdam
     GWA is a centre that organises courses in printing and typesetting with their collection of type, wooden letters and printing presses (including “Grote Willem” a historical paper glazing press come intaglio press) or where you can work on your own.
course in bookbinding Wilma van Driel, Leiden
     boekbinderij Papyrus
course in bookbinding Judith van Daal, Dodewaard
     Judith van Daal
course in bookbinding Art & Design College, Utrecht
     ADC
Papiermolen ‘de Schoolmeester’
     the Schoolmeester is the only papermill in the world that is also a windmill! see how the Dutch gained their lead in 17th and 18th century papermaking
courses in bookbinding in Switserland
      Ascona

12 CoOL and the ConsDist List

Conservation On Line (CoOL) is one of the oldest websites in the world. Because libraries and universities where very early on granted acces to the ARPA-net (the military based predecessor of what we now know as the internet) many library and university sites are amongst the oldest websites and web applications. CoOl is a receptacle for everything conservation and restoration. Because of it’s history the accent is somewhat biassed versus libraries and archives but in fact most aspects of the conservation profession can be found here. CoOL’s webaddress is: cool.conservation-us.org
An important initiative of CoOL is it’s mailing list (the ConsDistList) that represents the whole field of conservation. This is the place to ask questions and getting answers. The mailing lists exists since 1987. Announcements for congresses, vacancies and internships are made continiously. At 2014-09-07 10.087 people subscribed to the ConsDistList.

„Participating in the Conservation DistList
If you are professionally involved with the conservation of museum, archive, or library materials, please consider participating in the Conservation DistList. An interdisciplinary forum, the DistList is open to conservators, conservation scientists, curators, librarians, archivist, administrators, and others whose work life touches on the preservation of cultural property. In addition, if you are a student in museum, library, or archive program, or considering conservation as a career, you may find the DistList an interesting introduction to the work of our field(s).
Partcipants are asked to fill out a brief questionnaire, in order to be included in the ConsDir. To receive the questionnaire and sign on to the DistList, send a one line note:
„subscribe consdist YourFirstName YourLastName” to: requestcool.conservation-us.org”


13 ICOM

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