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Managing Collection Environments: Preserving Collections in the Age of Sustainability

Wednesday 26 October 2016 (Categories: Non ICOM/ICOM-CC, Documentation, Graphic Documents, Leather and Related Materials, Natural History Collections, Objects from Indigenous and World Cultures, Paintings, Photographic Materials, Preventive Conservation, Scientific Research, Textiles, Wood, Furniture and Lacquer)


Intensive Workshop June 5 – 16, 2017 

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

- Online material from March 2017 

- Distance mentoring from July 2017

 The course aims to disseminate recent research and thinking on technical aspects of environmental management while enhancing participants’ critical thinking and analysis to different kinds of information, and enhance their decision-making and influence within institutional frameworks. 

More specific objectives are to: 

• Update and refresh technical knowledge in order to analyze and communicate collection risks 

• Discuss the management of collection climates from the perspectives of architects, conservators, curators, facilities managers, scientists, and institutional administrators by blending the experience and knowledge of experts with your own situation 

• Set problems and solutions into institutional frameworks while exploring decision-making that balances all issues and stakeholders and builds towards institutional consensus 

• Help develop holistic, sustainable solutions that are based on the needs and capacities of your institution 

• Develop a network of professionals dedicated to sustainable preservation of historic materials 

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