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Requests for Fixes/Updates

Please use this space to make notes on things that you'd like to see as technical improvements to our wiki platform i.e. not content related but issues relating to our template, functionality, plugins, etc. Please use your signature and timestamp so we can track requests and include them in future requests to our wiki contractor. --RPArenstein (talk) 13:46, 25 March 2020 (CDT)

Disclaimers on the AIC Wiki

The information below is collected from across the AIC wiki to begin a discussion on improving disclaimers across the site. Two types of statements are seen as necessary: --RPArenstein (talk) 18:04, 14 May 2017 (CDT)

  1. A statement on the Main Page
  2. Treatment pages - pages that discuss the specific of treatments should make it clear that this information is to be used by trained conservators who understand the treatments and materials. Using treatments on other materials e.g. paper treatment on other substrates, may result in damage. The disclaimer should link to Find A Conservator
  3. Statements that provide a clearly understood structure for where a page stands in the editing process. Some pages have been heavily vetted before they go off-line and others not. A standardized set of markers would be useful.

From the AIC wiki guidelines page section on disclaimers:
All pages regarding treatment or hands-on procedure have a disclaimer to advert against the use of the described procedures by non-conservators. The disclaimer reads: “ This article describes conservation procedures. It is meant to be used as exchange of technical information among trained art conservators and should not be used by non-conservators to intervene in cultural property."

STATE In progress, 1/30/2012 

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BPG Paper catalog -

This entry is in the process of being corrected seen in:
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BPG catalog -
PMG catalog -

The goal of this wiki page is to provide information on the broad range of materials and topics encountered in the conservation of paintings. This information is intended to be used by conservators, museum professionals, and members of the public for educational purposes only. It is not designed to substitute for the consultation of a trained conservator. To find a conservator, please visit AIC's Find a Conservator page.

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The following Standards and Guidelines are a work in progress intended to spur information and discussion between exhibit personnel, conservators and other museum professionals. It is not designed to substitute for the consultation of a trained conservator.
To find a conservator, please visit AIC's Find a Conservator page.
If you are interested in contributing to or commenting on this text please contact the AIC e-Editor
The following Standards and Guidelines are a work in progress intended to spur discussion between exhibit personnel, conservators and other museum professionals. Please check back in the future as information is added to expand on the Guidelines without currently active links.
If you are interested in contributing to or commenting on this text please contact the AIC e-Editor

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This entry is a Draft

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History of Conservators & Conservation -


For simple definitions, Wikipedia can be a good resource we can use to fill in some empty spaces on pages and page sections that aren't conservation-specific (i.e. "History" sections). For information about re-using Wikipedia content and crediting it appropriately, I recommend taking the time to read the Reusing Wikipedia Content page. Here is an example of accreditation from the Wire Recordings page:

"This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Valdemar Poulsen which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0."

--Smorgan (talk) 14:33, 20 July 2014 (CDT)

Topics for Development and/or Collaboration

This space can be used for ongoing thoughts and conversations on how AIC wiki creators can work together on this platform. AIC e-Editor December 12, 2012

<rr> I have noticed that certain topics that would be fertile ground for collaboration include - musical instruments could be collaboratively written by WAG and OSG, solvent use and disposal could be collaboratively written by the Committee for Sustainable Conservation Practices and the Health and Safety committee. I imagine it is possible to have these pages both be linked to different areas of the wiki (ex. the link under the OSG page and the WAG page could both go to a page about musical instrument conservation). Once the page has been started it can of course be linked to other pages easily, so it isn't like a specialty group really 'owns' any of the pages, they can be written collaboratively --Rosedcull 20:03, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes, OSG and WAG are currently discussing areas of overlap and there are members working on entries that would be relevant to both groups, including musical instruments. The Objects wiki group has previously announced their willingness to collaborate with other specialty groups and committees via the AIC Wiki listserv, has received several positive responses, and remains committed to this endeavor. The wiki platform provides an excellent tool for this type of group work, but we do need to be aware of and respect that each specialty group and committee has their own sets of guidelines for how their pages appear, processes for their editing, and final approval. --LGordon 20:47, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Human Remains (OSG, TSG, BPG - the remains, associated wrappings, remains made into other materials, the ethics of working on these materials, the conservation approach to these materials - the great thing about human remains is we would probably not have to emphasize the need to contact a conservator as much as other materials, and it would be really useful for a conservator to have a collection of information about remains and additional reading.

Water - tap water, DI water, RO water - I would find a page on each really useful, right now I have to hunt around to find something on water, it is in a number of different places (BPG, CSCP). 3. Surfactants - the information on surfactants that is important to conservators would be really useful. 4. Solvents - it would be great to have all the information about acetone, ethanol, mineral spirits on one page - what materials are soluble in these solvents, the toxicity, the teas chart, etc.

I have begun a page about setting up a conservation laboratory, Setting up a Conservation Lab which could be a good place to start putting some of this general information about information. --Rosedcull 05:25, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it seems like the discussions of water, solvents, and other materials would fit naturally in the "Work Practices" section of the wiki and can be easily linked to from other pages. --LGordon 21:04, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

I am going to try to upload a file from Wikimedia commons onto this page using the code offered for "upload to a wiki", as Mary H. Gridley requested --Rosedcull 05:41, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

2011-09-15 13-20-34-eglise-st-maimboeuf

Trying the code for "Use this file on a website" <a title="By This photo was taken by Bresson Thomas. Please credit this with : Photo : Bresson Thomas in the immediate vicinity of the image. If you use one of my photos, please email me (account needed) or leave me a short message on my discussion page. It would be greatly appreciated. Do not copy this image illegally by ignoring the terms of the license below, as it is not in the public domain. If you would like special permission to use, license, or purchase the image please contact me to negotiate terms. English | Français | +/− (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons" href=""><img width="512" alt="2011-09-15 13-20-34-eglise-st-maimboeuf" src="//"/></a>