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Program on environmental management

From: Laura Hortz Stanton <lhortzstanton<-at->
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013
"Environmental management: stewardship and sustainability"
The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Refreshments 8:15-8:45am
Program 8:45am - 4:30pm


Presented by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

Creating stable environmental conditions is the most significant
step an institution can take for the long-term preservation of the
collections materials under its stewardship.  While most
preservation actions affect single items or groups of items,
environmental conditions affect entire collections.

Though providing stable environmental conditions is a goal for most
archives, museums, and libraries, in actuality it can be very
difficult to achieve ideal specifications.  In addition to economic
limitations faced by many institutions, collections are often housed
in historic structures, in buildings with aging systems, or in
structures whose designs make environmental management difficult.

This one day program will explore new approaches to controlling
environmental conditions in cultural institutions.  Leading experts
in the field will present physically and financially feasible
environmental control strategies to help institutions preserve
collections materials for the long-term.

Topics covered will include:

    The Collections Environment
    Understanding the Building/Climate Relationship
    New Approaches and Best Practices for Environmental Control
    Environmental Monitoring and Data Analysis

This program is intended for staff of cultural heritage
organizations responsible for monitoring and managing environmental
conditions for collections, including registrars, facilities
managers, archivists, librarians, curators, collections managers,
and stewards of historic house museums.


    Michael C. Henry PE
    AIA, Principal Engineer/Architect,Watson and Henry

    Richard L. Kerschner
    Director of Preservation and Conservation,
    Shelburne Museum

    James M. Reilly
    Director, Image Permanence Institute

Registration and fees

    $60 CCAHA members
    $90 Non-members

Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program
information are available at


Environmental Management: Stewardship and Sustainability is part of
Save Pennsylvania's Past, a statewide effort to preserve the
millions of objects and historic artifacts that shape the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's history and define our nation.  Save
Pennsylvania's Past is an initiative led by CCAHA in partnership
with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania
Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations, and LYRASIS.
The project is supported by an Institute of Museum and Library
Services Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grant,
by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and by the Arthur Ross
Foundation, Inc.

About CCAHA: The Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
(CCAHA) is the country's largest nonprofit conservation facility
serving cultural, research and educational institutions, as well as
individuals and private organizations.  CCAHA's mission is to
provide expertise and leadership in the preservation of the world's
cultural heritage.  CCAHA specializes in the treatment of works of
art on paper, such as drawings, prints, maps, posters, historic
wallpaper, photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, and manuscripts,
along with related materials like parchment and papyrus.  CCAHA also
offers digital imaging services, on-site consultations, educational
programs, fellowships, and emergency conservation services.

For information on additional educational opportunities, visit


Questions?  Call 215-545-0613 or email pso<-at->ccaha<.>org

Laura Hortz Stanton
Director of Preservation Services
264 S. 23rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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