Creating a Sustainable Preservation Environment

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Online webinar with Adrienne Bell, Dustin Humbert, and Jeremy Linden

Join us to discuss the lessons the Folger Shakespeare Library and its outside consultants learned through the course of a grant focusing on creating and maintaining sustainable preservation environments. The Folger and outside consultants examined key air handlers for optimization and renovation opportunities; developed seasonal setpoints allowing air handlers to utilize outside conditions to the greatest extent possible; established and maintained key working relationships between collections and facilities personnel; and implemented new policies based around discoveries made during the course of the grant.

As a result of the project, the team gained an understanding in how to:

  • Set reasonable expectations
  • Anticipate factors outside of the air handlers themselves that are going to majorly impact the outcomes
  • Communicate needs and concerns between two departments that have separate activities within a common goal, in order to keep momentum in a project while personnel changes are occur within the grant cycle

The Folger Shakespeare Library received a Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to partially fund this project.

Adrienne Bell

Book Conservator, Folger Shakespeare Library

Dustin Humbert

Head of Facilities, Folger Shakespeare Library

Jeremy Linden

Principal, Linden Preservation Services, Inc.


12/10/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
12/10/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes