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.
In collaboration with the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC), IPI will host an advanced inkjet preservation workshop in 2021.
The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) has been awarded a three-year cooperative agreement totaling $500,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to evaluate current national infrastructure in conservation and make recommendations to strengthen preservation of cultural heritage for present and future generations.
Our 2020 series of Environmental Data Analysis webinars has been rescheduled. This series of three webinars will teach participants how to analyze and interpret meaning from environmental data, and respond to data interpretation by creating appropriate action plans.
IPI celebrates its 35th year of preservation research in 2020! In November 2019, we sent out a survey focused on perceptions of IPI, engagement preferences, research needs, IPI products and services, and philanthropic interests.