CCAHA: Environmental management: stewardship & sustainability

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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.

SPEAKERS
Michael C. Henry PE, AIA, Principal Engineer/Architect,Watson & Henry Associates
Richard L. Kerschner, Director of Preservation and Conservation, Shelburne Museum
James M. Reilly, Director, Image Permanence Institute

LOCATIONs, DATEs, & TIMEs
Location: The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717)787-4980
www.statemuseumpa.org

When: Tuesday, June 18th
8:15am – 8:45am Refreshments
8:45am – 4:30pm Program

REGISTRATION & FEES
$60 CCAHA members
$90 Non-members

Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available on our website at: www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar

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