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Conference: Climate for Collections

From: Jonathan Ashley-Smith <jonathan<-at->
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
"Climate for Collections: Standards and Uncertainties"
Nov. 7-9, 2012

Conference registration is open.

The conference 'Climate for Collections: Standards and
Uncertainties' is now open for registration. This important and
timely conference is organised as part of the European Commission
funded 'Climate for Culture' research project. It will be held on
the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Doerner Institut, and
supported by the German Conservator Association (VDR) and the
International Association for Science and Technology of Building
Maintenance and the Preservation of Monuments (WTA). The meeting
will take place in the Ernst von Siemens-Auditorium at the
Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Germany, from 7-9 November 2012.

Selected by a Technical Committee of international specialists, a
lively programme of presentations and discussions has been
organised. The contributions cover the past and future development
of environmental standards, the latest scientific research on
materials response, in situ observations of the interaction of
historic objects with climate, and methods of environmental control,
past, present and future. This will will offer a platform for
discussions by conservators, curators, conservation scientists,
archivists, registrars, climate engineers, architects, building
engineers, decision makers in the cultural field and many more.

The conference will be the opportunity to discuss current concerns
and questions about environmental standards. Should standards for
environmental control become more or less restrictive than the
currently accepted international norm? Does predicted climate change
necessitate changes in environmental standards? Do arguments about
energy costs and sustainability necessitate such changes? Does
scientific research, using physical and computer models, reflect the
behaviour of real objects? Can surveys of real objects in real
environments be used to determine realistic environmental standards?
This debate will lead to greater understanding of the factors to be
balanced if we are to sustain the mission to save cultural heritage
for future generations.

You can find out more about the proposed programme, and also
register, at


Seats are limited, so book soon to guarantee a place and to catch
the early bird rate.

Booking ends: 31 August 2012

Jonathan Ashley-Smith
Consultant in Collections Risk

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