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AIC 2016


The American Institute of Conservation (AIC) Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada – May 13-17, 2016


Understanding Temperature and Moisture Equilibration: A Path Toward Sustainable Strategies for Museum, Library and Archive Collections – Jean-Louis Bigourdan, Senior Research Scientist (9:00 on 5/16)

A presentation on a National Endowment for the Humanities funded research project which addresses the need for sustainable collection preservation strategies through the development of a novel approach to humidity control that can potentially avoid dangerous environmental conditions and reduce energy costs.

Sustainable Preservation on a Small Island—Interdisciplinary Approaches to Passive and Mechanized Environments – Jeremy Linden, Senior Preservation Environment Specialist with Jennifer Pye, Curator, Monhegan Museum, and Ronald Harvey, Principal Conservator, Tuckerbrook Conservation (10:30 on 5/16)

A discussion of an ongoing project focused on the use of passive, sustainable, and energy-efficient mechanical systems to achieve a long-term preservation environment for collections.

Achieving Competing Goals: Implementing Energy Efficient Cold Storage – Jeremy Linden, Senior Preservation Environment Specialist with Tom Braun, Senior Objects Conservator & Conservation Unit Manager, Minnesota Historical Society (11:00 on 5/16)

A discussion of mechanical system design and operation for energy-efficient cool and cold storage for media collections, including specifications for achieving a sustainable environment for long-term preservation of photographic and media collections.

When Inkjet Prints Get Wet: First Contact to Weeklong Submersions – Daniel Burge, Senior Research Scientist (11:30 on 5/16)

Presentation of the results of Institute of Museum and Library Services funded research into the response of inkjet printed material to water emergencies in cultural heritage institutions and the development of guidelines for the handling and recovery of these materials.


Graphics Atlas: New Process Identification Methodology – Alice Carver-Kubik, Photographic Research Scientist

Descriptive Terminology for Inkjet-printed Photographs and Fine Art – Daniel Burge, Senior Research Scientist

Sustainable Strategies for Mechanical System Operation in Collection Environments – Christopher Cameron, Sustainable Preservation Specialist

Exhibit Hall:

Visit us at Booth 204 to learn more about IPI's available resources...and to pick up your complimentary coloring book and colored pencils!

Award Ceremony:

IPI’s Director, James Reilly, will receive the AIC President’s Award, given at the discretion of the President of AIC, during the meeting in Montreal. The AIC President’s Award acknowledges an individual’s exceptional performance in the profession of conservation. (5/17)