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  • TechFocus IV: Caring for 3D-printed Art

    Contains 4 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 10/25/2021 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    October 25, 27, & 29, 2021 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST, online

    October 25, 27, & 29, 2021 at 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
    Virtual symposium

    3D printing, also known as rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing, is being utilized by architects, designers, artists, and consumers, and is becoming increasingly common and technically sophisticated. In short, it describes the process of creating a three-dimensional object via computer-aided design (CAD) programs and digital files, printing it using a range of materials from plastic to metal more conventionally, to all kinds of experimental materials like chocolate or shrimp shells. Originated as a technology to rapidly produce prototypes, 3D-printed artworks are now progressively entering collections. While long-term condition prognosis still awaits discovery, some printing materials are known to quickly yellow and degrade. At the same time, the inherent reproducibility of the technology challenges us to rethink appropriate preservation measures for cases where the boundaries of what constitutes the “original object” may not be as clearly defined.

    The goal of this program is to address caretakers and creators alike and help them understand these objects’ technology, risks, and requirements. In this way, the virtual symposium will serve as a platform to develop guidelines within the community towards the long-term stewardship of both the printed object and accompanying digital files necessary if reprinting becomes a viable option.

    Participants who register by September 1 will receive a complimentary 3D-print sample set in the mail (international participants must pay a $10 shipping fee here to receive the sample set).

    A $75 student registration fee is available for current students. Please send a message with your student ID to learning@culturalheritage.org to register at the student rate.

    The live virtual symposium will take place on Zoom and automated live captions will be available for those who choose to use them. The program will be recorded and registrants will have access to the recordings following the live sessions.

    Below is a list of topics and speakers for each day of the virtual symposium. A more detailed schedule will be available in August along with updated titles and descriptions for each talk.

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    This program is being made possible by the generous support of the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. FAIC relies on your contributions to support these and its many other programs. Learn more about donating to the foundation here.


    The TechFocus workshop series is organized by the American Institute for Conservation’s Electronic Media Group to provide detailed technical education in the preservation of media art. Launched on the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking TechArchaeology symposium that was held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2000, TechFocus offers in-depth instruction in a broad range of media. Each workshop, hosted by a different institution, is dedicated to one specific media-art technology. A systematic lecture program, delivered by international experts, introduces workshop participants to the technology behind these artworks, and offers real-world guidelines for their preservation.

    The TechFocus website offers videos of presentations made at past workshops.  Please visit https://resources.culturalheritage.org/techfocus/.


    Thank you to Martina Haidvogl, Emily Hamilton, and Alexandra Nichols for their work in planning this program.

  • Establishing and Maintaining Emergency Supply Caches

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/16/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Rachel Onuf from the Vermont Arts & Culture Disaster Resilience Network (VACDARN) and Adrienne Berney from North Carolina's Cultural Resources Emergency Support Team (CREST) will discuss establishing and maintaining supply caches to support regional response efforts.

    Rachel Onuf from the Vermont Arts & Culture Disaster Resilience Network (VACDARN) and Adrienne Berney from North Carolina's Cultural Resources Emergency Support Team (CREST) will discuss establishing and maintaining supply caches to support regional response efforts. 

  • REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM): Lessons Learned and Planning for the Future

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/12/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

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    As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, there have been considerable changes in the operations of archives, libraries and museums. How has the experience impacted your short and long-term planning approach? Will you think differently about future operational challenges? From isolating and handling materials, to developing staff and visitor policies, the impacts have been far reaching and required considerable adaptability and communication. This session will provide the opportunity to hear from members of the REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project team, and the Northeast Document Conservation Center, as well as from your colleagues with similar experiences. The panelists will share information about the REALM project, including freely available resources to support local decision-making.

    This program will use the Zoom webinars platform. Automatic captioning provided.

    Presenters

    Bexx Caswell-Olson, Director of Book Conservation, Northeast Document Conservation Center; Anna Musun-Miller, REALM Toolkit Editor, Museums, OCLC; and Kendra Morgan, Senior Program Manager, OCLC

    Bexx Caswell-Olson, Director of Book Conservation, Northeast Document Conservation Center

    Bexx Caswell-Olson is the Director of Book Conservation at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, where she manages a team of talented book conservators.  She is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation and the President of the Guild of Book Workers.

    Anna Musun-Miller, REALM Toolkit Editor, Museums, OCLC

    During her 14-year museum career, Anna Musun-Miller has worked for cultural attractions large and small, covering topics from wildlife to the Wild West. She is focused on providing practical, useful resources for museum staff in her role as Toolkit Editor, Museums for the REALM project.

    Kendra Morgan, Senior Program Manager, OCLC

    Kendra Morgan is a senior program manager at OCLC, supporting the REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project. She is particularly interested in the role libraries and museums play in supporting healthy communities, and has managed a number of grant-funded programs that address those issues.  

    Bexx Caswell-Olson

    Director of Book Conservation

    Northeast Document Conservation Center

    Bexx Caswell-Olson is theDirector of Book Conservation at the Northeast Document Conservation Center,where she manages a team of talented book conservators.  She is aProfessional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation and thePresident of the Guild of Bookworkers. 

    Anna Musun-Miller

    REALM Toolkit Editor, Museums, OCLC

    OCLC

    During her 14-year museum career,Anna Musun-Miller has worked for cultural attractions large and small, coveringtopics from wildlife to the Wild West. She is focused on providing practical,useful resources for museum staff in her role as Toolkit Editor, Museums forthe REALM project.

    Kendra Morgan

    Senior Program Manager

    OCLC

    Kendra Morgan is a senior programmanager at OCLC, supporting the REopeningArchives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project. She isparticularly interested in the role libraries and museums play in supportinghealthy communities, and has managed a number of grant-funded programs thataddress those issues.  

  • C2C Care Course: Health and Safety in Collections Care

    Contains 15 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 08/03/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This course will use hazards within collections to introduce participants to the basic principles of occupational health and safety; the role of health and safety regulations; the identification and control of hazards; and planning and implementing risk management strategies.

    Workers in museums and other cultural heritage organizations are exposed to the same occupational hazards as other industries; however, it is our interactions with collections that introduces unique health and safety scenarios where planning for and mitigation to control these situations may be unfamiliar to us, our employers, and often health and safety specialists. 

    This course will use hazards within collections to introduce participants to the basic principles of occupational health and safety; the role of health and safety regulations; the identification and control of hazards; and planning and implementing risk management strategies. 

    Participants can participate in weekly assignments that will culminate in completing a risk management plan for one hazard (or hazardous collection material) that they have identified within their organization. Course content will be delivered via Zoom meeting which will allow participants to view lectures and interact with course instructors and discussion leaders through small group breakout rooms. 

    Please note: While understanding the structure of how to deal with issues such COVID-19 will be discussed, this course will not focus on COVID-19 response in collections. 

    Webinar 1: Understanding Hazards in Museums - July 20 1:00pm-2:30pm ET
    A general overview of the principles of occupational health and safety with emphasis on the particular hazards found within museums and other cultural heritage and collecting organizations.

    Webinar 2: Understanding Roles Responsibilities - July 27 1:00pm-2:30pm ET 
    An introduction to how federal, state, and local health and safety rules and regulations apply to the workplace and how to identify the proper health and safety professionals to help with issues specific to particular hazards.

    Webinar 3: Risk Assessment - August 3 1:00pm-2:30pm ET
    A basic introduction to how to identify hazards within the workplace and collections, what exposure means, and how to understand the risk from that exposure.

    Webinar 4 & 5: Risk Management - August 10 & 17 1:00pm-2:30pm ET 
    An overview of general procedures and policies for the mitigation and control of exposure once hazards have been identified and assessed, includes: proper object handling techniques, selection of personal protective equipment, establishing hazard communication, and understanding waste disposal.

    Webinar 6: Specific Examples-August 24 1:00pm-2:30pm ET
    A lightning round of case studies highlighting collection-specific problems with health and safety in collections care.

    Early Bird Registration Fee (on or before July 8): $99

    Standard Registration (after July 8): $149

    Our Course Coordinator is Kerith Koss Schrager, Objects Conservator/Owner, The Found Object Art Conservation

    Connecting to Collections Care courses are made possible in part by generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    Kerith Koss Schraeger (Moderator)

    Founder and Principal Conservator

    Found Object Art Conservation

    Kerith Koss Schrager, objects conservator and owner of The Found Object Art Conservation, provides conservation and preservation services for collections in the greater New York area. As part of her private practice, she regularly publishes and presents on topics relating to health and safety and is currently a graduate student in Environmental Health Sciences at New York University focusing on Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. She is a 2007 graduate of the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, where she also serves as adjunct faculty teaching first-year conservation graduate students. She completed her graduate training and internships at the Shelburne Museum, the Field Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and participated in the Gulf Coast Recovery Project, assisting with disaster recovery efforts on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. Before establishing her conservation practice, she was a Postgraduate Fellow in the Conservation of Museum Collections at the National Museum of Asian Art of the Smithsonian Institution and was the first Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Objects Conservation and later a project conservator at the Brooklyn Museum. Kerith is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation and is the Chair Emerita of their Conservators in Private Practice Specialty Group and a former Chair of the Health & Safety Network. 

    Catherine Hawks

    Objects Conservator

    National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian

    Catharine Hawks is an objects conservator with a focus on natural history collections. Before becoming the museum conservator for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), she was in private practice for 20 years, working with over 100 institutional clients in the U.S. and abroad. She has overseen or coordinated the work of numerous museum studies and conservation interns, other conservators, and museum staff; treated hundreds of objects and specimens; worked on exhibitions; conducted various risk assessments; developed emergency management plans and aided in emergency salvage and response; consulted on construction/renovation projects; developed collection storage designs; taught workshops and courses; negotiated with suppliers on development and testing of products; served on boards and committees of professional organizations; and wrote or edited papers and texts on conservation and related topics. At the NMNH, she coordinates conservation services throughout the museum, working with building management, collections and exhibitions staff as well as health and safety professionals. She is a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation, a Professional Associate and former member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute for Conservation, and lead editor for the text, Health and Safety for Museum Professionals.

    Kathryn Makos

    Certified Industrial Hygienist

    Smithsonian (Ret)

    Kathryn Makos, Certified Industrial Hygienist, retired (2013) from the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management. For 25 years, she was responsible for developing occupational health and safety management programs, conducting exposure risk assessments, and providing safety training to staff in collection care, research laboratories and shops. Ms. Makos has lectured and published widely on topics of environmental hazards unique to museums and cultural institutions and is a co-editor of Health and Safety for Museum Professionals (2012).

    Her 35+ year career included industrial hygiene management positions with the US Department of Energy and the Illinois OSHA On-site Consultation Program. Ms. Makos holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois Chicago and is currently a Research Collaborator with the National Museum of Natural History. She is an Honorary Member of the American Institute for Conservation, a former Chair of their Health and Safety Committee, and a member of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Ms. Makos is an AIHA member and Chair of the AIHA Museum and Cultural Heritage Industry Working Group.

    Brian Bothast

    Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    Brian Bothast is a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Peoria, Illinois.  He has worked for Caterpillar in the Environmental, Health, and Safety Department and as an Industrial Hygienist with OSHA. Brian is a 1988 graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. in Environmental Health.  

    Jeff Sotek

    Senior Associate

    Wood

    Mr . Sotek is a Senior Associate within Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions in Chelmsford, MA office. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Safety Professional and Certified Industrial Hygienist.  He graduated from WPI with a BS in Civil Engineering and has focused his consulting career on providing advice to clients on EHS consulting and engineering, and environmental due diligence issues.  He routinely provides EHS consulting services to manufacturers, colleges and universities, museums, attorneys, lenders, as well as governmental agencies. Mr. Sotek has also been a guest speaker at numerous seminars and short courses for several associations and corporations. He is also an instructor for PDH online.

    Patricia Silence

    Object Conservator

    Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

    Patricia Silence began her career at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as Exhibits Conservator in 1999. She is currently the Director of Conservation Operations. Her department may be best known for its specialist conservators, who work in 9 media-specific and analytical labs at the Bruton Heights Wallace Collections and Conservation Building. Prior to 2017, Patty was the Foundation’s first Director of Preventive Conservation and continues to direct 15 collections care professionals, responsible for sites and objects in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, museums, storage, and on loan to other institutions. Patty works closely with a wide variety of CWF colleagues on construction projects, environmental control systems, fire protection, lighting, and integrated pest management.

    Patty works with collections colleagues all over the world to practice and promote preventive conservation.

    Prior to coming to Williamsburg Patty was a textile conservator at the Textile Conservation Center in Lowell Massachusetts and a conservation technician at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

    Katherine McEnroe

    Associate Conservator of Archaeological Materials

    Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

    Kate McEnroe is the Associate Conservator of Archaeological Materials at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, where she has worked for over five years. She worked as a Project Conservator at the Brooklyn Museum after graduating from the University College London’s Institute of Archaeology. Health and safety first became an interest during her Master’s program and it has since expanded, partially inspired by the range of hazardous materials interacted with during archaeological conservation. She is a member of the AIC Health and Safety Network’s leadership team and has recently presented her research on asbestos in historical archaeology.  

    Dennis Ertel

    Health & Safety Inc.

    Paulette Reading

    Conservator

    Paulette Reading has been a textile conservator in private practice in Denver for more than 10 years. She works for museums and other cultural institutions as well as private clients and collectors. She treats a range of objects including flags, quilts, samplers, garments, weavings, and contemporary fiber arts. She has worked on multiple projects for History Colorado, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Denver Art Museum, Molly Brown House, and others.

    Paulette has a graduate degree from the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Department, and an BA in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed pre-program training at the Textile Conservation Workshop in South Salem, New York where she completed a National Endowment of the Arts Master Internship. She completed graduate internships at the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles County, the Agora Excavations, Athens, Greece, and the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. She worked at the Denver Art Museum before beginning her private practice in 2006. Paulette is a Professional Associate Member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and a member of the Western Associate of Art Conservation (WAAC).

    Christina Dillard

    Environmental Health & Safety Program Manager

    Boston Museum of Science

    Christina Dillard is the Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) Program Manager at the Museum of Science in Boston Massachusetts. She has worked at the Museum for 4 years, enjoying the less hectic pace, without the frequent travel her prior role at the Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) had required allowing her more time with her 2 daughters. For over 20 years she has been dedicated to ensuring safety is an integral and important part of science and science education. She truly enjoys ensuring a safe environment for educators and visitors for informal science education that is high-quality and highly engaging - the Wow without the Ow!  During the course of her career, she has had continued success with biological safety, chemical safety, facility safety programs, and providing safety training programs to all levels of academia, industry and government within North America and abroad. In addition, she has experience with emergency response planning, radiation safety, research compliance coordination, and environmental sustainability.

    Gordon Magenheim

    Christina Cain

    Collections Manager

    Christina has held positions in museum collections preservation for over 22 years at institutions focusing on art, cultural collections, archaeology, and history. She holds a master’s degree in Museum and Field Studies from the University of Colorado, where she is currently the collections manager for anthropology and NAGPRA coordinator at the Museum of Natural History. She also serves as the Emergency Preparedness Chair and Peer Assessor for the Colorado Wyoming Association of Museums and as a task force member of the Colorado Historic and Cultural Resources Emergency Management group.

    Hayley Monroe

    Conservator

    Sonia DeYoung

    Curatorial Associate

    University of Vermont

    Sonia DeYoung is a Curatorial Associate — i.e. a jack-of-all-trades — at the University of Vermont Natural History Museum. Her training is in field ecology, but her long love affair with natural history museums led her to become a passionate advocate for UVM's collections, which lost their historic home to a fire in 2017. She will speak about the recent restoration of UVM's taxidermy collection and the perils of arsenic and mercury involved.

    Lisa Goldberg

    Conservator

    Lisa Goldberg, Goldberg Preservation Services, LLC, is a conservator in private practice with a focus on preventive care as well as health and safety issues. She has been involved in a wide range of conservation consultations and treatment projects to help resolve issues related to exhibit, support and storage, transport and environment for individuals and institutions of many sizes. She is a member of SPNHC and AAM, and is a Fellow of AIC and IIC. As long time editor of the AIC News, she regularly works with authors and various committees to help bring publication projects to fruition. Lisa is one of the founding members of the FAIC website, Storage Techniques for Art, Science, and History Collections (www.STASHc.com) and continues to serve the project as Editor-in-Chief. 

    Barbara Rathburn

    Director of Collections

    Shelburne Museum

    Barbara Rathburn is Director of Collections at Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont and oversees registration, collections care, loans, exhibition installation, conservation, image rights, and archival management. Previously she was the Registrar and Collections Manager at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York and prior to that was Associate Registrar at Shelburne Museum. She began her career at Shelburne Museum as a Technician in the conservation lab. Barbara has nearly thirty years of collections care and inventory experience with a wide variety of objects including fine art, textiles, tools, and decorative arts. She received her M.A. in Museum Studies: Decorative Arts/Conservation from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

    Steven Pickman

    Sharon Norquest

    Object Conservator

    Sharon Norquest has a MS in Objects Conservation from the Winterthur University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. She has a BFA in ceramics with a minor in metal arts. Sharon completed a fellowship at Historic New England and settled in Northern Virginia where she opened a private practice.In private practice for over 10 years, Sharon has completed contracts for various institutions including the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History. While at the National Air and Space Museum, her work was focused on generating safe handling procedures and the treatment of radioactive objects. Her current work includes treatment of leather objects and outdoor bronze sculptures.

  • Equity and Inclusion July 2021 Meet & Greet

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Join the Equity & Inclusion Committee for a "Meet and Greet". Please bring your questions and feedback and learn more about our upcoming initiatives.

    Join the Equity & Inclusion Committee for a "Meet and Greet". Please bring your questions and feedback and learn more about our upcoming initiatives.

  • Photographic Materials Group (PMG) Business Meeting

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Photographic Materials Group (PMG) Business Meeting

  • 2021 AIC/SPNHC Joint Virtual Annual Meeting

    Contains 118 Product(s)

    Virtual Annual Meeting - May 10 - June 24, 2021

    Transform 2021

    AIC/SPNHC Joint Virtual Meeting

    Dates

    • May 3-7, 2021 (Pre-sessions and Workshops)
    • May 10 to June 24, 2021  (Main Conference)

    Program & Schedule

    We have grouped sessions into subject modules, which we will present in Zoom (with automated closed captioning). For more information about the meeting theme, structure and schedule of sessions, see Program & Schedule.

    Joint Meeting

    We are pleased to be holding a joint annual meeting with the Society for Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) whose members can read through our Guide to SPNHC Sessions.

    Virtual Meeting

    With the most positive vaccine projections having the majority of US residents vaccinated by early summer, our in-person meeting in early May would have still been unsafe, so we opted for a virtual meeting in 2021 and moved our commitment with the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville from 2021 to the 51st Annual Meeting in 2023.

    Registration

    Registration for the 2021 AIC/SPNHC Joint Virtual Annual Meeting is open! All registrations are full registrations that include all sessions and access to the recordings. If you are new user, create an account (free) and then log in to register for the meeting or submit the form below. See instructions below for more information.

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    Rates

    Member dues must be paid in full by January 31st of the calendar year in which the meeting takes place to receive the member rate. You have to log in to this site to register at the early rates and use the discount codes.

    Registration Rates
    Member - $175
    Non-Member - $205
    Speaker - $125
    Student and Post-graduate Members - $105

    • SPNHC Members: Use Discount Code SPNHC at checkout to receive the member rate/ SPNHC Student Members: Use the code SPNHCstudent 
    • Speakers: AIC Members use 2021Speaker, Non-AIC members use 2021SpeakerNM
    • AIC Student and Post-graduate Members: Use STUDENT21(student rates are for student members). 
    • Non-member Students: use the code nonmemberstudent

    Administrative & Group Registrations

    If you need to register someone other than yourself or a group of people, please use the form or instructions below. If you wan to register 10 or more people, email us for a bulk registration discount and streamlined processing at meetings@culturalheritage.org

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    Rollover Registrations

    If you registered for the 2020 Annual Meeting and chose to roll over your registration to an in-person meeting, you had the option to select rollover to 2021 or 2022. See below for details on how this will work now that the 2021 meeting is virtual.

    Option 1 (default): Your 2020 meeting registration will be rolled over to 2022, so you can use it at our next in-person meeting, the 2022 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. You will need to register for the 2021 virtual meeting separately. The 2021 AIC/SPNHC Joint Virtual Meeting is less expensive than an in-person AIC Annual Meeting with early registration at $125 for regular members and $75 for student members. You do not have to do anything to receive Option 1. If we do not hear from you by June 15, we will automatically roll your registration over to 2022. 

    Option 2: You can use your 2020 rollover registration to register for the 2021 AIC/SPNHC Joint Virtual Meeting. It will be a one to one trade. As a thank you, you will receive a 30% discount off registration rates for the 2022 or 2023 Annual Meeting. Email meetings@culturalheritage.org to use Option 2 or if you have any questions. 

    Refunds

    Our refund policy attempts to balance the needs of being compassionate and flexible with members who find at the last minute that they can no longer attend the meeting with the need to keep registration rates as low as possible for all members.

    More information

    Attendees Assisting Attendees Campaign

    As we plan and create the 2021 AIC/SPNHC Joint Virtual Annual Meeting, we recognize that some of our colleagues are experiencing financial hardship at a time when we most need to feel a connection to our community. We strive to create as many opportunities as possible to assist with registration fees, and many of our members have offered to contribute to these efforts. If you are in a position to do so, please consider supporting your colleagues by contributing to this campaign.

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    Exhibitors

    We are accepting exhibitor registrations for our virtual meeting  Connect with your best customers in our virtual exhibit hall. 

    For more details, pricing, and a registration packet, please email meetings@culturalheritage.org.

  • Emergency Planning and Response, Texas-Style

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Texas Collections Emergency Resource Alliance (TX-CERA) and the Houston Arts Alliance Response to Polar Vortex Uri, February 2021.

    Texas Collections Emergency Resource Alliance (TX-CERA) and the Houston Arts Alliance Response to Polar Vortex Uri, February 2021. 

    Olivia Primanis

    Olivia Primanis received her training through an apprenticeship in hand book binding and book conservation beginning in 1974 with Jean Gunner at Hunt Botanical Library, Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. Pa. In 1975 she founded and was the sole proprietor of "The Bookbinder" that offered artists' supplies, hand bookbinding (for area institutions such as the University of Pittsburgh Rare Book Collections) and classes in hand book binding. In 1984 she moved to Los Angeles, CA where she taught book conservation and consulted for area institutions, including The Clark Library (UCLA); Scripps College (Claremont) and the Getty Center and Museum. Following the L.A. Public Library fire, she consulted with Solex Inc on the drying of 160,000 books. From 1990 until January 2019, she held the position of Head of the Book Lab (Senior Conservator since 1991) at the Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, where she performed conservation treatments, trained staff and interns, lectured, and participated in the administration of the Conservation Department. At this time, she is consulting on library preservation, performing book conservation treatments in her private business and, as a founding member, taking an active role in the activities of Texas Collections Emergency Response Alliance (TX-CERA).

    Lauren Hainley

    Houston Arts Alliance

    Lauren Hainley is the Director, Disaster Service at the Houston Arts Alliance where she ensures that the Houston area arts, culture, and historic preservation communities are ready and resilient in the face of disaster. Lauren received a BA in Theater from Hendrix College and an MA in Arts Leadership from the University of Houston. Lauren has been active in the Houston theater community as an actor, stage manager, and director since 1992.  Find out more about Lauren, her work, and her projects at laurenhainley.com

  • Objects Specialty Group (OSG) Business Meeting

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    Objects Specialty Group (OSG) Business Meeting