Environmental Management: Stewardship & Sustainability
Event Type: Workshop
Contact: Kimberly Magyar
Tue, 05/22/2012 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
About the Event
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
Cost: CCAHA Members: $85; Non-members: $100