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AIC preconference

From: Sarah Z. Rosenberg <sarahaic>
Date: Thursday, December 14, 1995
Preservation of Collections: Assessment, Evaluation, and Mitigation
Pre-session workshop at the 24th annual American Institute for
    Conservation meeting
Norfolk, Virginia
June 10-11, 1996

This session will use the experiences and technical information
gained by the field during general facility surveys to forge a
consensus among conservators and collections managers as to the most
cost-effective ways of preserving cultural materials at a
collections level.  Technical information articles from each speaker
will be provided to session participants; verbal presentations will
be directed at stimulating exchange between speakers and audience
during discussion periods for each topic.  The first day will
feature technical information and discussion; the second half-day
will consist of exhibitions of effective approaches to housing and
moving collections and packing strategies.

The program is planned as follows:

June 10, 1996

    9:00 am: Introduction to Program by Catharine Hawks, Private
    Conservator and Miranda Martin, Harry Ransom Center, University
    of Texas

Session 1
Chair:  Chandra Reedy, University of Delaware

    9:15 am: "Preventive Conservation Planning for Large and Diverse
    Collections" Robert Waller, Canadian Museum of Nature

    9:40 am:  "Preservation Needs Assessment for Large Collections:
    the Library/Archive Model" Jan Merrill-Oldham, Harvard
    University Libraries

    10:00 am:Break

    10:20 am:"Realistic Expectations and Usable Results for
    Environmental Monitoring" Robert Herskovitz, Minnesota
    Historical Society

    10:35 am:"Environmental Monitoring as a Diagnostic Tool in HVAC
    Systems" Ernest Conrad, Landmark Facilities Group

    10:50 am:"Monitoring Contaminants: Methods and Survey Goals"
    Cecily Gryzwacz, Getty Conservation Institute Norman Tennent,
    University of Strathclyde

    11:20 am:"Environmental Standards: Defining Norms for Large and
    Varied Collections" Stefan Michalski, Canadian Conservation
    Institute James Reilly, Image Permanence Institute

    12:10 pm:Panel and audience discussion

    12:30 pm:Lunch (Catered for all participants)

Session 2: Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies
Chair:  David Goist, Goist Conservation

    1:30 pm:  "Evaluating Data and Setting Priorities" Meg Loew
    Craft, ACTS Lisa Mibach, The Conservation Associates

    2:00 pm:  "Long-term Implications of Building and Environmental
    Control Options" U. Vincent Wilcox, Museum Support Center,
    Smithsonian Institution

    2:20 pm:  "Mitigating the Impact of Environmental Control on
    Building Fabric" Thomas H. Taylor, Colonial Williamsburg

    2:40 pm:  "Environmental Control Options: Evaluating Macro,
    Micro, Active, and

    Passive Methods" Arthur Beale, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    3:00 pm:  Break

    3:20 pm:  "Mitigating the Effects of Gaseous Contamination with
    Building Systems" William Lull, Garrison/Lull, Inc.

    3:40 pm:  "Mitigating the Effects of Shock and Vibration" Paul
    Marcon, Canadian Conservation Institution

    4:00 pm:  "Mitigating the Effects of Internally-Generated
    Pollutants" Pamela Hatchfield, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    4:20 pm:  Panel and Audience Discussion

    4:50 pm:  Introduction to workshop and demonstrations for
    following day Jessica Johnson, Texas Memorial Museum

June 11, 1996

    9:00 am - 12 noon:  Demonstrations and presentations of storage
    design techniques.

For registration information, contact:

    1717 K St., NW, Ste. 301
    Washington, DC 20006
    Fax: 202-452-9328
    jennaic [at] aol__com

Sarah Z. Rosenberg
Executive Director
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
1717 K St. NW, Ste. 301
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 452-9545

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