Thursday, May 16, 2013

Workshop - Environmental Management: Stewardship & Sustainability

Environmental Management: Stewardship & Sustainability

Registration Deadline: June 4th, 2013!


Location: The State Museum of Pennsylvania
                 300 North Street
                 Harrisburg, PA 17120

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


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

Registration Fee:
$60 per person in Pennsylvania institutions
$90 per person in out-of-state institutions


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

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

Richard L. Kerschner, Director of Preservation and Conservation,
Shelburne Museum

James M. Reilly, Director, Image Permanence Institute

QUESTIONS? Call 215-545-0613 or email

Environmental Management: Stewardship & Sustainability is part of Save
Pennsylvania's Past, a statewide effort to preserve the millions of
objects and historic artifacts that shape the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania's history and define our nation. Save Pennsylvania's Past
is an initiative led by CCAHA in partnership with the Pennsylvania
Historical & Museum Commission, PA Museums, and LYRASIS. The project is
supported by an Institute of Museum and Library Services Connecting to
Collections Statewide Implementation Grant, by the Pennsylvania Council
on the Arts, and by the Arthur Ross Foundation, Inc.