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.
The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is looking for an early career researcher to join the team as Postdoctoral Researcher. This 30-month postdoctoral position offers the opportunity to gain experience of applied materials characterization and data analytics within the cultural heritage field.
The Image Permanence Institute received a National Leadership Grant for Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in the amount of $711,598 to support a three-year research project that will study the relationship between equilibrium moisture content (EMC) and the physical stability of plastics and plastic composite artifacts found in museums.
This month, IPI is completing the first year of a three-year research project aimed at building a foundational understanding of how museums are creating, collecting, and consuming 3D printed objects. In May and June of 2022, project work included an online survey assessing how collecting institutions are using 3D printing and interacting with 3D printed objects and materials across a broad range of activities.
IPI is pleased to announce the publication of the Second Edition of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Conservation Science: Heritage Materials, co-edited by our Director of Research, Emma J Richardson. To achieve greatest impact, conservation science requires close collaboration with key stakeholders such as conservators, curators, artists and the public, providing context for scientific analysis and ensuring critical questions are addressed.