The Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies is fully peer reviewed and Open Access. It contains research on conservation science, artefact studies, restoration, museum studies, environment studies, collection management and curation. Published from the UCL Institute of Archaeology from 1996 to 2002, the journal was relaunched in 2011 in collaboration with the British Library, with a newly constituted international editorial board.
How can we ensure public health while maintaining the traditional functions of the museum? Have current responses to the pandemic changed how we consider/reconsider public engagement and access; implement new measures and measure their success? How can museums remain accessible to those who require tactile exploration to explore exhibitions while limiting disease transmission? How can we conserve and safeguard collections with reduced staffing and social distancing measures? How has/will the pandemic affect staffing and training decisions, particularly in relation to volunteer programmes and internships? What options are available to museums to curate digital exhibitions? How are museums documenting this unique moment in human history for future generations? These and many more questions have become increasingly important as the SARS-COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, closing museums and cultural institutions and forcing many to rethink their physical collections and conservation protocols. In this unprecedented moment in history, the decisions museums and cultural institutions take now will impact the field for many years to come.
With this in mind the Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies solicits the submission of short reports and reflections (1000-1500 words) on how the pandemic has impacted museums, collections care and conservation science. Given their current importance, we aim to publish these contributions as quickly as possible, using a fast-tracked review process.
To make a contribution, please register at www.jcms-journal.com and follow the instructions for article submission. To ensure the collection remains timely, an initial deadline for submissions has been set for August 21st 2020. However, as this is an online collection, we will consider submissions after the deadline (until further notice) that fall within the remit of the collection. If you require assistance (or to discuss a potential contribution or a late submission), please contact Caitlin O’Grady, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on 20 Jul 2020More Announcements