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Call for tips--AIC Committee on Sustainable Conservation Practice

From: Ann N'Gadi <ngadia<-at->
Date: Friday, January 11, 2013
AIC 2013 Lunch Session Description
Linking the Environment and Heritage Conservation 2013:
    Presentation, Tips and Discussion

The Committee on Sustainable Conservation Practices (CSCP) will hold
its second lunch session at the 41st American Institute for
Conservation (AIC) Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. The session will
consist of three parts: a progress report on the Life Cycle
Assessment (LCA) multi-phase project quantitatively evaluating each
aspect of loans and exhibitions; two tips presentations; and an open
microphone session where attendees will have the opportunity to
present and discuss sustainable best practices.

The first part of the session will be a progress report on the CSCP
collaboration with Northeastern University environmental engineers
to determine the most and least sustainable aspects of loans and
exhibitions. The LCA tool examines materials and energy use with the
ultimate goal of applying values concerning cradle to grave

In the progress report, CSCP members and Dr. Mathew Eckelman,
professor in environmental engineering from Northeastern University,
will present recent studies evaluating the waste producing, energy
intensive aspects of loans and exhibitions, using the MFA Boston as
a prototype. Packing materials, lighting options, artifact
transportation, exhibition construction and demolition will be
reviewed. Additionally, a comparison of energy use and carbon
footprint of environmental controls with a +/- 5% vs +/- 2%
allowance will be reviewed and any energy savings addressed. This is
the first phase of the three-phase project. The ultimate goal of the
project will be a blueprint for best sustainable practices in art
exhibition and travel.

The report will be followed by a tips session where two conservators
will present their new "green" best practices. An open mic session
will conclude. Session attendees will be encouraged to discuss their
latest sustainable work methods and ask questions to spark dialogue
on sustainability issues in conservation.

AIC 2013 Call for Tips

Call for Sustainable Tips Presentations by the Committee on
Sustainable Conservation Practice for a Luncheon Session at the 41st
AIC annual meeting

The Committee on Sustainable Conservation Practice is putting out a
call for tips to present at our lunch session on Thursday, May 30,
2013 at AIC 41ST Annual Meeting. The 2 hour lunch session, "Linking
the Environment and Heritage Conservation 2013: Presentation, Tips
and Discussion", will include two presentations about the Life Cycle
Assessment project and its findings, followed by a twenty minute
tips session and a ten minute open discussion. For further
information about the Life Cycle Assessment project, please visit:


Two conservators will have 10 minutes each to present tips on how
they are working in a more sustainable fashion. We encourage
submissions concerning:

    Working with collections that have been damaged by weather

    Life cycle evaluations of materials or projects

    New approaches to loans, including travel, packing and

We also welcome submissions relating more generally to
sustainability and heritage conservation, such as materials
research, treatment approaches, storage decisions and environmental

To present a 10-minute tip, please submit a proposal to CSCP by
February 7, 2013 to sustainability<-at->conservation-us<.>org

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