CSCP luncheon at the AIC’s 40th Annual Meeting

Linking the Environment and Heritage Conservation: Presentations, Discussions, & Tips

Wednesday May 9th 2012
Buffet lunch is included in the ticket price
Tickets: $8.00 each

The AIC Committee on Sustainable Conservation Practice has organized a lunch session at AIC’s annual meeting with two keynote speakers in environmental conservation and four tips on art and heritage conservation. The keynote speakers will give an overview of current essential issues in environmental conservation and how they relate to the conservation field. They will also address practical issues concerning materials and solvent use, and will discuss green chemistry. There is ample time aside for an engaged, educational discussion session.

Keynote Speakers

Braden Allenby, PhD

Sustainability and conservation of the human past

Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Director, Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management

Matt Eckelmann, PhD

Environmental considerations in art conservation

Assistant Professor, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University

Tips Session

Jia-sun Tang

Retrofit of existing exhibition cases to conservation standards: a close collaboration between conservators and fabricators at the Smithsonian Institution

Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution

Christian Hernandez

Thinking and acting green: a case study of the rehousing of a collection of footwear from the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

Patty Silence

How we reduced energy costs and maintained an excellent collections environment

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Eliza Gilligan

Electrodeionization as a sustainable and practical option for treatment water

University of Virginia

Discussion Panel

Led by Michael Henry, PE, AIA, Watson & Henry Associates, Preservation Architects & Engineers


This session is coordinated by AIC’s Committee on Sustainable Conservation Practice. For more information, visit