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Workshop on exhibit cases

From: Paula Menino Homem <pmeninoh<-at->
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009
"Showcases Inside Out"
Porto, Portugal
24-26 May 2009

The Workshop "Showcases Inside Out" will be held in Porto, Portugal,
24-26 May 2009, in the Anfiteatro Nobre of the Faculty of Arts of
the University of Porto (FLUP - Faculdade de Letras da Universidade
do Porto).  Post-workshop activities related with the topic (one
lecture and two seminars) will be held on the 27 May 2009 at the
same venue.

Showcases are, no doubt, a very important part of museums'
exhibition furniture. Its design, manufacture and location aim not
only to protect and preserve collections, but also to enhance their
value, providing their adequate access and interpretation to

Museums always want to present their collections elegantly and
attractively while still ensuring them the best possible protection.
Nevertheless, it's sometimes difficult to harmoniously integrate the
aesthetic and functional requirements inherent to the museums
communication and preservation policies and strategies, especially
when budgets are not proportional. A risk assessment and
cost-benefit analysis, sustained in scientific research results
allied to best practices experiences, guidelines and standards, is
not easy but essential in order to prevent the lost, the damage and
the lost of value to collections and discomfort or disappointment to

The main objectives of this meeting are to present and discuss
showcases real and potential efficiency and effectiveness while
presenting, discussing and disseminating results of research related
with the topic and new technologies and resources to support policy
making and implementation of sustainable strategies. This will be
done through specialists' presentations, round table discussion and
a Show Room, with showcases manufactures and environmental
management tools and devices suppliers.

If you are anyhow interested in the topic, we invite you to visit
the website of the event


and to register yourself. Your participation will be most welcomed.

This meeting is an initiative organised in the framework of COST
Action D42 - Chemical Interactions between Cultural Artefacts and
Indoor Environment (ENVIART) <URL:> and
co-organised by the Department of Heritage Studies (Departamento de
Ciencias e Tecnicas do Patrimonio), FLUP.

For further information on the Workshop and post-Workshop programme,
Show Room, registration or other related with venue, please contact:

    Fatima Lisboa and Claudia Moreira
    Gabinete de Eventos, Comunicacao e Imagem
    Via Panoramica
    s/n, 4150
    564 Porto, Portugal
    +351 226077123 05
    Fax: +351 226077173

Local Organizer Contact Person

    Paula Menino Homem
    DCTP/FLUP - MC Delegate COST D42

Paula Menino Homem
Departamento de Ciencias e Tecnicas do Patrimonio
Fac. Letras Univ.
Porto, Portugal
Via Panoramica
s/n 4150-564 Portugal
+351 226077271

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:63
                    Distributed: Friday, May 1, 2009
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Received on Tuesday, 28 April, 2009

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