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Conference on sustainability in conservation

From: Marei Hacke <marei.hacke<-at->
Date: Friday, January 30, 2009
We invite you to a one-day conference on Friday 24 April 2009 at the
British Museum on practical approaches towards sustainability in
conservation. The four sessions are designed to explore solutions
from top to bottom; in studio practice as well as in buildings and
environments. Please see the draft programme below for more detail.

After the conference the proceedings will be published online for
free download from the British Museum website. Hard-copy proceedings
may be available if demand is sufficient; cost will be dependent on
demand.

To benefit from the reduced ticket price of UKP35 please book before
1 March 2009.  For further details and to book your place please
visit:

    <URL:http://www.britishmuseum.org/
        whats_on/events_calendar/going_green.aspx>

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Draft programme Going Green: towards sustainability in conservation

    9-9:45am            Registration
    9:45-10am           Welcome and introduction

Session 1
The big picture

    10-10:20am          From conservation heating to slow
                        conservation
                        S. Staniforth

    10:20-10:40am       How to save money and achieve sustainability
                        targets in collections
                        B. Hayton

    10:40-11am          TBC
                        N. Bell

    11-11:30am          Morning coffee / poster session

Session 2
Buildings and a balanced environment

    11:30-11:50am       Does a standard temperature need to be
                        constant?
                        M. Rhyl-Svensen, L. Aasbjerg Jensen, P.K.
                        Larsen and T. Padfield

    11:50-12:10am       Scottish National Portrait Gallery: a
                        project to develop new conservation thinking
                        about environment
                        J. Ridge

    12:10-12:30pm       The way to sustainability: the balance
                        between outdoor climate and natural indoor
                        climate
                        L.E. Casanovas and V. Freitas

    12:30-12:50pm       New challenges demand new solutions: The
                        integration of sustainable building and
                        functioning of archives as a possible
                        response to Climate Change
                        G. De Witte

    12:50-13:50pm       Lunch / poster session

Session 3
Sustainable practice in the workplace

    1:50-2:10pm         Minimising waste and recycling of materials
                        used in preservation/conservation
                        M. Vest

    2:10-2:30pm         Finding alternatives to petroleum-based
                        aromatic hydrocarbon solvents for use in
                        conservation; the testing of Limonene, a
                        natural monoterpene solvent
                        N. Richards, N. Grimaldi and B. Singer

    2:30-2:50pm         The Big Ban: Preliminary research into
                        finding a non-toxic alternative to
                        Nitromors(R)
                        J. Barton and R. Swift

    2:50-3:10pm         Greener Cleaning of Large Textiles
                        K. Ayers, I. Gibb, M. Takami, K. Hallett and
                        K. Frame

    3:10-3:40pm         Afternoon tea / poster session

Session 4
Green guides to studio practice

    3:40-4pm            Sustainable Display - Can conservation
                        needs, design and sustainability ever be
                        reconciled?
                        D. O'Dwyer

    4-4:20pm            A Green Guide to sustainable practices in
                        conservation
                        C. Brooks and D. Goodburn-Brown

    4:20-4:40pm         How are conservators Going Green in the
                        United States?
                        P. Silence

    4:40-5pm            Close

    5-8pm               Informal evening reception locally (pay bar)

If you wish to contribute, there is an opportunity to submit an
abstract for a poster which will be published as a short article in
the conference proceedings. Please contact the Going Green
organising committee with your title and a brief abstract before 1
March 2009: goinggreen<-at->britishmuseum<.>org

Marei Hacke PhD
Scientist
Conservation and Scientific Research
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3DG


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