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AIC workshops

From: Eric Pourchot <epourchot>
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Among the many workshops, panels, and events at the AIC 30th Annual
Meeting, I wanted to call particular attention to two workshops
scheduled for June 11 which would be of interest to conservators and
non-conservators alike.  The advance registration deadline is May

"Safety in the Decontamination of Cultural Property"
Renaissance Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, Florida
June 11, 2002
8 am - 3:30 pm

    Organized by the American Institute for Conservation Health and
    Safety Committee, Ad Hoc Working Group on Safety Training
    Curricula Participants may earn 0.5 CM points (ABIH)

    This one-day workshop presents a safety-based approach to the
    decontamination of collection items, including identification of
    contaminants, various decontamination methods, personal
    protection equipment, use of HEPA/ULPA filtration (including
    methods to safely change filters), construction of
    decontamination units, exhaust ventilation systems, methods of
    validating the results of decontamination efforts, and the value
    of adopting occupational health and safety approaches to
    cleaning operations. The workshop will incorporate lectures,
    case studies from the World Trade Center disaster and other
    decontamination situations, and demonstrations.

    Instructors: Virginia M. Deucher, Conservator of Objects,
    National Museum of American History; David Goldsmith, MSPH,
    Ph.D., Associate Research Professor in the Department of
    Environmental and Occupational Health and the Department of
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics at George Washington University;
    Dennis C. Ertel, Jr., CIH, REM, Manager of Industrial Hygiene
    for Sandler Occupational Medicine Associates of Maryland.

"Setting Up an Environmental Monitoring Program"
Renaissance Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, Florida
June 11, 2002
9 am - 4 pm

    This seminar discusses how to establish a monitoring program for
    conservation environments in museums, libraries, and archives.
    Practical methods to monitor humidity, temperature, lighting,
    particulates, gaseous contamination and collection safety are
    discussed along with suggested equipment and practical field
    techniques.  Includes extensive in-class demonstrations of
    equipment, a discussion of techniques at various cost levels,
    and interpretation of hygrothermograph charts.

    Instructor: William P. Lull, President of Garrison/Lull of New
    Jersey. Mr. Lull has consulted on environmental improvements for
    over 100 museums, libraries, and archives and has taught over a
    dozen workshops on environmental monitoring.

$120 AIC members/$165 non-members
Registration forms available at <URL:>

For more information about these and other AIC workshops, contact

    Eric Pourchot
    202-452-9545, ext: 12
    epourchot [at] aic-faic__org

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