Ensuring Collection Care for the Future: Ongoing Research in Methods & Materials for Preventive Conservation


A special half-day event organized by the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Conservation Institute, National Collections Program, and the National Museum of Natural History

Friday, February 9, 2018 from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

The Museum Conservation Institute in collaboration with the National Collections Program and the National Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce our upcoming event “Ensuring Collection Care for the Future: Ongoing Research in Methods & Materials for Preventive Conservation,” to be held at the Smithsonian Institution on February 9, 2018. This program brings expert practitioners in preventive conservation from across the country to discuss current and future trends in the preservation of cultural heritage, especially research into the materials used with collections and the methods used to test those materials. This special event is designed to encourage forward thinking through opportunities to meet and hear from practitioners at the forefront of innovative preventive conservation research.

We are excited to announce that the following speakers have been confirmed for this event:

Pamela Hatchfield (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Patricia Silence (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
Vincent Beltran (Getty Conservation Institute)
Dr. Gregory Smith (Indianapolis Museum of Art)
Carolyn Leckie (Canadian Museum of Nature)

This event is designed to engage and inform a broad audience of scholars, students, practitioners, and policy makers. We hope to see you in February!

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If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Kaczkowski, Preventive Conservator at the Museum Conservation Institute, at KaczkowskiR@si.edu.