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Workshop on assessing risk

From: Eric Pourchot <epourchot>
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2004
Space is still available in the workshop on "Assessing Risks to Your
Collection," to be offered in conjunction with the AIC Annual
Meeting in Portland, Oregon on June 9, 2004.  Participants must also
register for the Annual Meeting (one day or full registration). More
information and registration materials can be found at

Assessing Risks to Your Collection
Wednesday, June 9, 2004; 9 am-5 pm

Despite our best intentions, there will always be risks to
collections. Against which threats should you prepare?  At what
cost?  This workshop offers a method of assessing risks to
collections in a team-based format. Participants will learn to 1)
identify the risks to which collections are exposed, which agents
are responsible, and how types of risks differ;  2) assess the
relative importance of risks; and 3) understand how risk assessment
can be used to set institutional priorities for conservation. The
workshop is a highly interactive training session which includes
both theoretical and practical components and in which the
participants play an important part.  Ideas are explored through
lectures, demonstrations, brainstorming in small groups, assembling
of ideas, presentation, and discussion.

Instructor:  Robert Waller, Canadian Museum of Nature

Eric Pourchot, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Professional Development
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
1717 K Street, NW,  Suite 200
Washington, DC  20006
202-452-9545, extension 12
Fax: 202-452-9328

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