Monday, February 6, 2012

FREE webinars - Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments

Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments—Series II

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities Education & Training grant program has provided funding for Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments—Series II. This popular series is designed to enable collections care and facilities staff in cultural institutions to work together to achieve an optimal preservation environment—one that combines the best preservation of collections with the least possible consumption of energy possible, and is sustainable over time.

Series II will provide instruction and guidance based on current research and field practice through four regional workshops and nine topical webinars—all free of charge. Workshop sites include:

o The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado – August 15 – 16, 2012

o Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC – September 12 – 13, 2012

o Vizcaya Art Museum and Gardens, Miami, Florida – October 16 – 17, 2012

o Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois – November 14 – 15, 2012

Participants will receive two full days of practical, understandable information and a copy of IPI's Sustainable Preservation Practices guidebook. Last year's series was extremely popular and venues filled up quickly. Register for workshops now on the project website at

"The Georgia Archives was one of the host sites during the first series, and several participants told me personally that this was the best professional workshop they have ever attended."

Christine Wiseman, Preservation Services Manager, Georgia Archives

Series II webinars will be scheduled between January and June 2013. Presentations will focus on broad environmental challenges and provide useful and effective suggestions for dealing with them. The list of webinar topics is available on the project website. Schedule details will be available as soon as specific dates are selected.

A successful collaboration between collections care and facilities management staff produces the best results. We strongly encourage a team approach and suggest that institutions register participants representing collections, facilities, and administrative staff.

Image Permanence Institute – Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, New York