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Conference on sustainable cultural heritage

From: Laura Word <lword<-at->
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Preservation conference in Washington DC

A one-day conference on "Sustainable Cultural Heritage" will be held
on May 11, 2009 in Washington, DC.

Free, no registration required, and open to anyone interested.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Italy's
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) will host "Sustainable
Cultural Heritage" on May 11, 2009, in Washington, D.C., at the NEH,
in the Old Post Office Building.  The meeting will focus on
preventive conservation and explore stewardship strategies that are
economically sustainable and environmentally sensitive. Among the
topics to be addressed are environmental standards for museum,
library, and archival collections and emergency preparedness and
response.

Speakers from the U.S. will include Michael C. Henry, Principal
Engineer/Architect with Watson and Henry Associates and Adjunct
Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania; Debra
Hess Norris, Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education
and Chairperson, Art Conservation Department at the University of
Delaware; Jerry Podany, Senior Conservator for Antiquities at the J.
Paul Getty Museum and President of the International Institute for
Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works; and James Reilly,
Director of the Image Permanence Institute and Professor in the
Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Imaging Arts and
Sciences.  Speakers from Italy will be announced in mid-April when
we send out the agenda for the conference.

Laura J. Word
Senior Program Officer
Division of Preservation and Access
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Room 411
Washington, DC 20506
202-606-8570


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