Networking, outreach, communication, blogs, discussion, community, listservs, email lists - call it what you like - just do it! - have a conversation with your colleagues to learn and teach.

ICPN doesn't write a blog, but we'd like direct you to some websites that have informative blogs or news pages.


e-conservation blog, posts from e-conservation magazine, which is now online

Alaska State Museum, “What’s That white Stuff” is a blog about white stuff found on artifacts and works of art., very informative with excellent photos

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC):
AIC Conservators Converse, also lists many other blogs
AIC Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (2008-Dec 2011)
AIC Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) (Dec 2011-present)

ArchivesNext, blog of the Society of American Archivists (SAA)

at the bench, notes from a university library conservator

Beth Heller Conservation "Fixing Paper so it lives longer"

Connecting to Collections Online Community

Duke University Libraries Preservation Underground

Ellen Carrlee Conservation, a blog by Alaskan objects conservator

Gordion Objects Conservation, archaeological conservation in Turkey

Hoosier Heritage Alliance, Collections Advisor monthly e-newsletter

Indianolis Museum of Art blog

Institute of Museum and Library Services blog, UpNext

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC), News in Conservation,

Iowa State University, Library & Archives Preservation blog, Parks Library Preservation

Library Grants, listings

Library of Congress blogs:

LOC blog (click on a category)
The Signal: Digital Preservation

London Metropolitan Archives Great Parchment Book, blog about saving early 1600s manuscript

Museum Textile Services blog

Museums on Tumblr is a list of links to museums that microblog on Tumblr.

National Gallery of Art blog Conservation Occasional

NPS National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Materials Conservation

National Trust for Historic Preservation blog, PreservationNation

Natural History Collections Listserver (NHCOLL-L)  discussion board hosted by SPNHC

Newberry Library blogs

North Carolina Connecting to Collections blog collectionsconversations

Northern States Conservation Center Collections Caretaker newsletter

PERMIT-L listserv about collecting permits, care, legalities, and study of scientific specimens

PCAN (Preservation & Conservation Administration News, has links to 30 blogs and 7 social media sites)

Save Your Stuff blog, by Scott Haskins

Smithsonian Collections Blog, posts by Archivists, Museum Specialists, and Librarians

TSLAC Conservation (blog of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

UCLA/Getty Conservation Program blog

University of Iowa Libraries Preservation Beat

USS Monitor Center Blog, preserving a piece of our Nation's heritage, lots of metal to save