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Seminar on environment

From: Beth Patkus <nedcc>
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 1995
The Environment: Standards and Technologies
A Seminar Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in conjunction
with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will present a two day
conference entitled "The New Museum Climate: Standards and
Technologies."  The conference will take place on April 25 - 26,
1996 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.  The
conference is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The program is designed to provide information on new developments
to museum directors and administrators, museum facilities managers,
conservators, curators, and architects engaged in museum projects.

This conference should be a priority for those concerned with the
preservation implications of climate control for museum storage and
exhibition environments. The program will examine new research and
technologies for improved environmental control.

The emphasis of the program will be practical. Topics will include
balancing the needs of different media; micro- vs.
macro-environments; building-wide systems vs. stand-alone systems;
rethinking climate targets; cost/benefit analysis and compromises
imposed by budget constraints; climate control in historic
structures; establishing monitoring programs; working effectively
with facilities management staff; and finding funds for
environmental improvements.

Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director, Museum of Fine Arts,
will present opening remarks.  The faculty will include Stefan
Michalski, Senior Conservation Scientist, Canadian Conservation
Institute; Arthur Beale, Director of Objects Conservation and
Scientific Research, Museum of Fine Arts; James Reilly, Director,
Image Permanence Institute; Richard Kerschner, Chief Conservator,
Shelburne Museum; Anne Hawley, Director, and Barbara Mangum, Chief
Conservator, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Brigid Sullivan, Chief
Conservator, Collections Conservation Branch, New England Cultural
Resources Center, National Park Service; and others.

The Northeast Document Conservation Center is a nonprofit regional
conservation center specializing in the treatment of paper-based
materials.  Through its field service office, NEDCC provides surveys
and training to institutions that hold paper-based collections.  It
performs paper conservation, book binding, preservation
microfilming, and duplication of photographic negatives.

The fee for the two day conference is $150. Enrollment will be
limited.  Registration materials will be available in February 1996.
To receive registration information send, fax, or e-mail your name
and address to

    Gay Tracy
    100 Brickstone Square
    Andover, MA  01810
    Fax: 508-475-6021
    nedcc [at] world__std__com

Beth Patkus
Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810
Fax: 508-475-6021

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:38
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Received on Wednesday, 1 November, 1995

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