Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Portland, OR - May 22, 2012

Cosponsored and hosted by
Portland Art Museum


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.

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


Location: Portland Art Museum
1219 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
8:15AM - 5:00 PM

$85 CCAHA members
$100 Non-members

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2012

Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available on our website at:

Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Pew Charitable Trusts, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
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