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Symposium on standards for the indoor environment

From: Paul N. Banks <pbanks>
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 1995
What are Appropriate Standards for the Indoor Environment?
Symposium at Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts
New York University
Friday 23 June 1995

Organized by Norbert S. Baer and Paul N. Banks
Moderator: Norbert S. Baer

Containing facilities costs and optimizing the cost-effectiveness of
conserving collections are urgent priorities for museums, libraries,
and archives as their budgets remain static or shrink.

Policy and budget decisions have sometimes been based on received
wisdom in the absence of quantified observational or laboratory
evidence. Now, however, significant research is providing a better
basis for quantifying the effects of different environmental
parameters on different kinds of collections, and new tools based on
this research are available to help conservators, architects,
engineers, and facilities managers determine the optimum balance of
collections conservation and energy conservation.

The NYU symposium will present the latest findings in these areas by
the people who are undertaking research, creating environmental
management tools, and applying them to major cultural facilities.

Limited to 125 participants. Registration fee $150 (includes buffet
lunch and closing reception).

Location: Lecture Hall of the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, 1 East
78th Street

The symposium is on the final day of a Conservation Center Seminar
on The Indoor Environment to be presented by Norbert S. Baer and
Paul N. Banks.

For further information about the Symposium, Seminar on Indoor
Environment, and other Conservation Center Summer Programs:

    Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts
    New York University
    14 East 78th Street
    New York NY 10021
    Telephone: 212 772-5848
    Fax: 212 772-5851
    Email: sass [at] is2__nyu__edu

Participants:

    Norbert S. Baer
    Conservation Center, New York University

    Paul N. Banks
    Preservation and Conservation Studies
    The University of Texas at Austin

    James R. Druzik
    Getty Conservation Institute

    David Erhardt
    Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution

    William P. Lull
    Garrison/Lull

    Mark H. McCormick-Goodhart
    Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution

    Marion F. Mecklenburg
    Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution

    Stefan Michalski
    Canadian Conservation Institute

    James Reilly
    Image Permanence Institute

    Donald J. Sebera
    Consultant

    Adrienne Thomas
    National Archives and Records Administration

    Charles Tumosa,
    Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution

    Steven Weintraub
    Art Preservation Services

Provisional Schedule:

Session I  Research Results

    9:00-10:30
        Determination of Allowable RH Fluctuations: Research Results
        Erhardt, McCormick-Goodhart, Mecklenburg, Tumosa

    10:30-11:00
        Coffee Break

Session II  Environmental Management Tools

    11:00-12:30
        1.  The Storage Environment: The Use of Isoperms in
            Estimating Environmental Effects; Providing a
            Preservation Environment: Gaseous Ammonia
            Revisited--Sebera

        2.  New Technologies for Environmental Assessment and
            Preservation--Reilly

        3.  Valuing Environmental Improvements Using Environmental
            Management Tools--Lull

    12:30-1:30
        Buffet Lunch

Session III  Case Studies

    1:30-3:00
        1.  Twenty Years of National Environmental Guidelines and
        their Implementation in Canada--Michalski

        2.  Environmental Considerations for Archives II, the New
            Facility of the National Archives at College Park,
            Maryland--Thomas

        3.  Research in Support of the J. Paul Getty Museum and
            Research Facilities--Druzik

    3:00-3:30
        Break

Session IV  Round Table and Discussion

    3:30-5:00
        Banks, Druzik, Erhardt, Lull, McCormick-Goodhart,
        Mecklenburg, Michalski, Reilly, Sebera, Thomas, Tumosa,
        Weintraub

    5:00
        Closing Reception

Paul N. Banks
Preservation & Conservation Studies
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
EDB 564 The University of Texas at Austin
Austin TX 78712
512 471-8287

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