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Conference on environment

From: Flore Izart <flore.izart<-at->
Date: Monday, January 26, 2009
"In and Out Air Strategies. From Climate Change to Microclimate.
    Library, Archives and Museum Preservation Issues"
Bibliotheque nationale de France
5-6 March 2009

The IFLA-PAC Core Activity will organize an international cycle of
conferences in 2009-2010 on Preservation and the Four Elements: Air,
Water, Earth and Fire.

The first conference will be devoted to Air and will be held in
Paris, at the BnF, on March, 5-6, 2009. Its title is: "In and Out
Air Strategies: From Climate Change to Microclimate. Library,
Archives and Museum Preservation Issues".

Draft Programme

Thursday March 5, 2009

        8:45-9:30      Registrations

        9:30-9:45       Opening speech by Valerie Vesque-Jeancard,
                        Deputy CEO, National Library of France

    First session
    Climate change and cultural heritage

        9:45-10:30      Global climate change
                        By Robert Kandel, Senior Scientist at the
                        French National Centre for Scientific
                        Research (CNRS), Laboratory of dynamic
                        meteorology, Ecole polytechnique

        10:30-11am      Global climate change impact on built
                        heritage: presentation of the Noah's Ark
                        By Carlotta Grossi, Senior Research
                        Associate, School of Environmental Sciences,
                        University of East Anglia

        11:00-11:15     Questions

        11:15-11:30     Coffee break

        11:30-12:45     Prevention strategies against
                        climate-related events

        11:30-12:00     DARE, Data rescue project, applied to the
                        Europe storms history
                        By Pierre Bessemoulin, President of WMO (UN
                        World Meteorological Organization)
                        Commission for Climatology

        12-12:30        Wind resistance strategies for cultural
                        heritage buildings in the aftermath of
                        Hurricane Katrina
                        By Elizabeth C. English, Associate
                        Professor, University of Waterloo School of
                        Architecture (Canada), Louisiana State
                        University Hurricane Centre Faculty Advisor

        12:30-12:45     Questions

        12:45-14:30     Lunch break (own arrangements)

    Second session
    Microclimate and indoor air quality in cultural heritage

        14:30-15:15     Libraries and Museums: indoor air quality in
                        By Thi Phuong Nguyen, Chemical engineer,
                        National Library of France, and Michel
                        Dubus, Engineer, Centre of research and
                        restoration of museums of France

        15:15-15:45     Measuring the emission of volatile organic
                        compounds from books
                        By Velson Horie, Research Project Manager,
                        Collection Care, British Library

        15:45-16:15     Presentation of the AER European project
                        (Assessment of Environmental risk related to
                        unsound use of technologies and mass
                        Contributor to be confirmed.

        16:00-16:30     Air quality in display cases
                        By Brigitte Leclerc, Biologist, Laboratory
                        of conservation departement, and Caroline
                        Laffont, Microbiologist, National Library of

        16:30-17:00     Debate/questions

Friday March 6

    Third session
    Air management

        9-9:30          Introduction

        9:30-12:30      Round Table, with specialists from
                        libraries, museums and archives

                            Jean-Luc Bichet
                            Architect, Direction of Archives of

                            France Saae Belaasch
                            Architect, Direction of Archives of

                            Tim Padfield
                            Chemist, Consultant in preventive
                            conservation in museums

                            Bruno Bonandrini
                            Heat Engineer, Head of air-conditioning
                            service, National Library of France

        9:30-11:00      I. Air management and preservation: which
                        conditions are acceptable? Evolutions of

        11:00-11:15     Coffee break

        11:15-12:45     II. Technical evolution from
                        air-conditioning to natural ventilation and
                        thermal inertia. Air-conditioning: the pros
                        and cons. Towards hybrid buildings and

        12:45-14:30     Lunch break (own arrangements)

    Fourth session
    Air research and development

                        Anoxy, as a way of preserving, disinfecting
                        and protecting collections

        14:00-14:30:    Anoxic encasements for select treasures:
                        presentation of the project led by the
                        Library of Congress
                        By Dr Fenella France, Preservation
                        Directorate, Library of Congress (To be

        14:30-15:00     Collections disinfection: experimentation of
                        Veloxy (VEry Low OXYgen) by the Biblioteca
                        Marciana, Italy
                        By Tiziana Plebani, Head of preservation and
                        restoration, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana,
                        Venezia, Italy (To be confirmed)

        15:00-15:30     Low-oxygen storage project at the British
                        By John de Lucy, Head of Estates and
                        Facilities, the British Library Healthcare
                        and Aerospace Research Applied to Cultural

        15:30-16:00     Presentation of the air purifier Plasmair,
                        experimented by the French Archives of
                        By Pierre Lafargue, in charge of preventive
                        conservation, Archives of Savoie, France

        16:00-16:30     Conclusions

Registration is now open.

You can find all the information on the conference at:


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To register your attendance at this Conference, please complete the
registration form and return it before the 28 February 2009:

By post to the following address:

    Christiane Baryla
    Programme PAC-IFLA
    Delegation aux relations internationales
    Bibliotheque nationale de France
    Quai Francois Mauriac
    75706 Paris Cedex 13

Or by email to flore.izart<-at->bnf<.>fr
or by fax to +33 0 1 53 79 59 80

We will acknowledge receipt of your registration form by e-mail.

Flore Izart
IFLA-PAC Programme Officer
Bibliotheque nationale de France
+33 0 1 53 79 59 71

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