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AIC preconference

From: Sarah Z. Rosenberg <sarahaic>
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 1996
Preservation of Collections: Assessment, Evaluation, and Mitigation
This AIC workshop will precede the AIC Annual Meeting to be held at
the Norfolk Marriott Waterside in Norfolk, Virginia, June 10-11,

In order to preserve our collections, it is critical that all museum
professionals share the same understanding of collections care and
management.  Now that funding cuts are reducing the resources
available for the treatment of individual objects, cost-effective
solutions to preservation needs are essential to the long-term care
of the materials held in museums, libraries, and other repositories.
This workshop will present an interdisciplinary approach to
integrating collections care, management, and museum administrative
concerns, using the knowledge and technical information gained from
practical experience.  The workshop will incorporate talks,
interaction between speakers and the audience, and examples of
successful housing techniques, to offer a unique opportunity for an
active exchange of information among conservators and other museum
professionals about these vital issues.

Who Should Attend?  Conservators, Curators, Registrars, Collections
Managers, Collections Care Specialists, Archivists, Preservation
Librarians, Archaeologists, Historic Preservation Architects, Museum
Directors, HVAC Engineers, and Conservation Scientists.

Day 1:

Preventive Conservation Planning for Large and Diverse
Collections-Robert Waller, Canadian Museum of Nature

Environmental Monitoring as a Diagnostic Tool-Ernest Conrad,
Landmark Facilities Group

Realistic Expectations and Usable Results from Environmental
Monitoring-Robert Herskovitz, Minnesota Historical Society

Monitoring Pollutants: Methods and Survey Goals-Cecily Grzywacz,
Getty Conservation Institute and Norman Tennent, University of
Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Environmental Guidelines: Defining Norms for Large and Varied
Collections-Stefan Michalski, Canadian Conservation Institute

IPI's Environmental Assessment Technology-James Reilly, Image
Permanence Institute

Evaluating Data and Setting Priorities-Meg Loew Craft, ACTS and Lisa
Mibach, The Conservation Associates

Long-term Implications of Building and Environmental Control
Options-U. Vincent Wilcox, Museum Support Center, Smithsonian

Environmental Control Options: Evaluating Macro, Micro, Active, and
Passive Methods-Arthur Beale, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Mitigating Gaseous Contamination with Building Systems-William Lull,
Garrison/Lull, Inc.

Mitigating the Effects of Internally-Generated Pollutants-Pamela
Hatchfield, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Day 2: The second half-day will be a collaborative session in which
specialists from institutions throughout North America will present
examples of successful housings, collections moving and storage
techniques, tools and survey programs (including software).  A
selected list of topics includes: housing large industrial objects;
containerization and organization for moving entire museum, library,
and archival collections; adapting off-the-shelf storage containers;
new materials for constructing housings; an automated matting,
barcoding, and computerized tracking project; inexpensive storage
systems; storage systems in less-than-ideal environments; mass
housings for objects and archives; an overview of textiles housings.

The presenters have been specifically selected to represent
conservators and preparators from all traditional subdisciplines of
conservation (books and paper, natural science, objects, paintings,
photographs, textiles, and wooden artifacts). Among those presenting

Organizing Committee:  Meg Craft, Art Conservation and Technical
Services; Catharine Hawks, Private Conservator; Jessica Johnson,
Texas Memorial Museum, University of Texas at Austin; Miranda
Martin, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin; Lisa
Mibach, The Conservation Associates.

For registration materials or additional information, contact: AIC,
1717 K St., NW, Ste. 301, Washington, DC 20006; 202-452-9545; fax:
202-452-9328; jennaic [at] aol__com

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:67
                 Distributed: Thursday, March 28, 1996
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Received on Tuesday, 26 March, 1996

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