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Subject: Indoor Air Quality Meeting

Indoor Air Quality Meeting

From: Simon Watts <sfwatts>
Date: Sunday, April 16, 2000
The Indoor Air Quality Meeting (IAQ) is an annual international
meeting which considers impacts of indoor air quality on museum
artefacts. Related issues include gallery and case atmospheres, the
use and interpretation of atmospheric measurements, the usefulness
or not of museum air quality standards, etc.). The meeting is aimed
at museum conservators, university and museum scientists and museum
curators. For further details of past meetings as well as the types
of issues under discussion, and some of the current projects see

This year the meeting is being held between 10th-12th July at Oxford
Brookes University (Oxford, UK). Consistent with the aims of the
IAQ, we will address some of the following:

    *   Examine what factors should inform the framework for museum
        air quality standards.

    *   Begin to survey the effects of museum cases on their
        enclosed atmospheres, and what the implications might be for
        displayed artefacts.

    *   Facilitate the exchange of information between scientists,
        conservators and curators.

    *   Disseminate/exchange information from various international
        research programmes and case studies.

    *   "bridging the gap" between research programmes and
        curators/conservators on the ground.

    *   Identification and formulation of research priorities

The general format will include invited presentations, other
presentations, and discussion forums on specific topics (such as
those above). At this stage could people indicate (by email to me)
whether or not they plan to attend, as well as whether they would
want to present work (in this case a working title and less than 100
words of summary please). The full programme will be circulated by
email after Easter in the third announcement.

One of the aims of these meetings is to move away from the often
very large and impersonal meeting style that is often found in
international groups. For this reason, and because this is a working
meeting, outside of the invited speakers, there will be a limit of
75 delegates. There is no formal charge for the meeting, but a UKP10
registration fee will be charged to cover costs. Details of some of
the domestic matters pertinent to the meeting appear below. This
information will be repeated in the third announcement email after

Accommodation details for the Headington area (and the rest of
Oxford) can be found at <URL:>

Directions to the University with local maps etc. can be found at
<URL:>. The meeting will
be held in The Research Centre. This suite is on the Gypsy Lane
Campus between the Clerici and Sinclair Buildings--the easiest way
is to report to main reception on arrival and they will direct you.

Dr S.F. Watts
School of Biological and Molecular Sciences,
Oxford Brookes University,
Headington, Oxford, UK. OX3 0BP
+44 1865 483613
Fax: +44 1865 483242
+44 973 265129 (Mobile)

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