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Subject: Workshop on display cases

Workshop on display cases

From: Jean Tetreault <jean.tetreault<-at->
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Display Cases:  Preservation, Sustainability and Design
Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
1030 Innes Road, Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada K1B 4S7

Two Workshop Options:

    November 19, 2013:
    One-day Workshop: One-day of lectures on key issues

    November 19-22, 2013:
    Four-day Workshop: One-day of lectures on key issues plus three
    days of technical lectures, hands-on exercises, demonstrations,
    site visits and discussions

Workshop Overview: Display cases, if well designed, can be used to
control the environmental conditions for valuable and vulnerable
collections, and can help reduce the risks of damage (e.g. from
light, climate, theft and vandalism) when objects are on display.
For designers, they provide the opportunity to highlight particular
objects and to tell a story. Due to the varying functions display
cases may have to fulfill, many questions still persist about museum
case design for designers, conservators and museum professionals
alike, such as:

Should I retrofit existing display cases and, if so, how?

    Are there sustainable approaches to display case design?

    Why can I not use certain materials? Are there design solutions
    to these problems?

    How tight is tight enough when it comes to air leakage? How do I
    measure it?

    When do I need extra materials in the case, like humidity
    buffers and scavengers? How much? Does it matter where I put

    What are the advantages of creating a micro-environment within
    the case, rather than controlling humidity and pollutants at the
    room level?

    Do new lighting technologies change the old rules about case

    How do I communicate my needs to contractors and designers?

This workshop will provide mid-career heritage professionals with
practical answers to these questions and opportunities for
discussion. Participants will learn how to make informed decisions
when designing display cases as well as how to assess risks to their
collections from existing cases. Professionals from CCI will be
joined by speakers with significant practical experience and
international recognition.  Open to anyone responsible for making
decisions about display case design, construction or retrofitting in
museums, galleries and archives. This includes conservators,
exhibition designers, case designers and manufacturers, museum
technicians and collection managers.


    Alessandro Goppion, Director
    Goppion Laboratorio Museotecnico, Italy
    David Thickett, Senior Conservation Scientist
    English Heritage, UK

    Chantal Baril, Exhibition Designer
    Canadian Museum of Civilization

from CCI:

    Jean Tetreault, Senior Conservation Scientist
    Stefan Michalski, Senior Conservation Scientist
    Paul Marcon, Senior Conservation Scientist (Engineer)
    Eric Hagan, Conservation Scientist
    Irene Karsten, Preservation Development Advisor
    Registration/Application deadlines:
    August 23, 2013 (early bird), or September 9, 2013 (full fee)

For further details and online registration:


                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:7
                 Distributed: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Received on Thursday, 25 July, 2013

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