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And, please welcome our newest Moderator, Mathhew Kinsey.
Please note the new Forum, “Recovery of Water-damaged Art, for Artists.” This Forum is timely, given the recent storms along the east coast of the US, and was suggested to us by Christopher Stavroudis, a paintings conservator and member of AMIEN’s Board of Directors. There are 5 pertinent posts already, and this Forum will be cross-posting with the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA).