June 25, 2020
With the continued impact of the global pandemic and the uncertainty of how COVID-19 will progress through the remainder of 2020, IPI has decided to cancel the 2020 Vision symposium scheduled for October 14-15 in Rochester, NY. The decision to cancel is based on the ongoing health risks, travel and group gathering restrictions, and in recognition that many of our colleagues, both domestic and international, are still not in a position to commit to professional travel in October. We considered moving the event online, but after careful deliberation determined it was best to cancel for 2020.
While we are disappointed not to have the opportunity to host you in 2020, IPI’s 35th anniversary year, we are considering hosting a research symposium in October 2021. We recognize that a lot of 2020 programming has been moved to 2021 and therefore it may not be the best year for us to host an event. That said, we are not ready to commit to rescheduling the symposium at this time, and will make a final decision in January about whether or not to host a symposium in 2021.
Thank you for understanding this difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Vision: Current and Future Research in Cultural Heritage Preservation symposium. If you would like to receive updates on symposium planning, sign up here.
Xinxin Li is IPI’s new 3D Design Assistant working under the supervision of Meredith Noyes, Research Scientist, as part of the IMLS-funded project Foundational Research to Inform Preservation Guidelines for the Creation, Collection, and Consumption of 3D Printed Objects in Museums. Xinxin is a MFA candidate in Industrial Design at RIT and comes to IPI after receiving her BFA in Industrial Design from Savannah College of Art and Design.
The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) in the College of Art and Design (CAD) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is pleased to announce its opening for a Sustainable Preservation Specialist. The Sustainable Preservation Specialist will provide information and guidance to a range of collecting institutions on the role of environment in preservation, and best practices for sustainable environmental management through a variety of consulting, outreach (teaching and publication), research, and technical support activities.
In May-June 2022, IPI conducted an online survey assessing how collecting institutions are using 3D printing and interacting with 3D printed objects and materials. The survey covered three major areas: 3D printed objects and artwork found in collections, conservation treatments of 3D printed objects, and 3D printing in preservation and access activities, including its use as a tool in conservation treatments of non-3D printed objects, exhibition and display, and collections transportation.
IPI is thrilled to announce that Dr. Marvin Cummings will join the team as Research Scientist in November 2022. Marvin brings extensive research experience from the technology sector, with a solid interdisciplinary background across the physical sciences, engineering, and archeometry.