July 30, 2020
We are thrilled to introduce our new Research Scientist, Dr. Meredith Sharps. Meredith joined IPI in June after a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Conservation Institute, where she conducted collections-based research in the microanalysis laboratory. Meredith has a PhD in chemistry from the University of Oregon, where she gained experience in a variety of material characterization methods while studying nanomaterials used in lithography applications. Her position at IPI includes managing the operation of IPI’s testing services and performing research related to materials used for the storage, transport, and display of cultural heritage collections.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our research and business assessment activities over the past ten months including online surveys, strategic conversations and working meetings with internal and external constituents, and an extensive evaluation of IPI’s existing business and fundraising practices.
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.
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.