Lecture by Dr. Lukasz Bratasz, Head of the Cultural Heritage Research Group at the Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences; a reception will follow:
"Management of environmental conditions for heritage collections on display, in storage or in transit have been the focus of vigorous debates in recent years and is increasingly quantifiable by scientific analysis. The interest in the issue has been driven by the growing movement towards green museums or libraries. That is, managing indoor environments in a responsible and efficient manner, especially in terms of reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions but at the same time maintaining high standards of collection care. Dr. Bratasz will give an overview of current trends in designing spaces for heritage collections based on a better understanding of environmental risks, relative significance of those risks, analysis of capital and energy costs as well as new 'passive' solutions."
Location: Mason Hall Auditorium, Homewood Campus, Johns Hopkins University
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Sponsored by the Sheridan Libraries' Department of Conservation and Preservation