Linking The Environment and Heritage Conservation (AIC Event)

Linking The Environment and Heritage Conservation: Presentations, Tips and Discussions 
 AIC’s 40th Meeting, Albuquerque, NM
Wednesday May 9, 2012, Noon-2PM
Tickets: $8.00 buffet lunch included in the ticket price

The AIC Committee on Sustainable Conservation Practice has organized a lunch session at AIC’s annual meeting with two keynote speakers in environmental conservation and four tips on art and heritage conservation.

The keynote speakers will give an overview of current essential issues in environmental conservation and how they relate to our conservation field. They will also address practical issues concerning materials and solvent use, and will discuss how green chemistry applies to our work. We have put ample time aside for an engaged, educational discussion session.

This session is coordinated by AIC’s Committee on Sustainable conservation Practice. For more information visit the AIC website.

Keynote Speakers

  • Braden Allenby, PhD Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University: Sustainability and Conservation of the Human Past
  • Matt Eckelmann, PhD Assistant Professor, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University: Environmental Considerations in Art Conservation

 Tips Session

  • Megan de Silva and Jane Henderson, lecturers at Cardiff University: Benchmarks For Sustainability
  • Jia-sun Tang, paintings conservator, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution: Retrofit of Existing Exhibition Cases to Conservation Standards: A Close Collaboration between Conservators and Fabricators at the Smithsonian Institution
  • Christian Hernandez, graduate student, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT): Thinking and Acting Green: A Case Study of the Rehousing of a Collection of Footwear from the Brooklyn Children’s Museum
  • Patty Silence, preventive conservator, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: How We Reduced Energy Costs and Maintained an Excellent Collections Environment
  • Eliza Gilligan, book conservator, University of Virginia: Electrodeionization as a Sustainable and Practical Option for Treatment Water

Discussion Panel

  • Led by Michael Henry, PE, AIA, Watson & Henry Associates, Preservation Architects & Engineers __________________________________________________________________________________________

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