(Research Collections, Libraries, Archives Conservation Task Force)


Thursday, Aug. 19 in the CAL Theater

9:00-9:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks in CAL Theater, by Miguel Angel Corso of the Getty Conservation Institute and Lambertus van Zelst of CAL, SI

9:30-12:30 Panel 1: Preventive Conservation in Latin America Today, moderator Ciro Caraballo

The National Center for Restoration: Origin, evolution and future, by Helena Wiesner, Colombia.

How to Plan and Maintain Preventive Conservation Projects, by Ingrid Beck, National Archives, Brazil.

Creation of the Center for the Study and Preservation of Paper, by Susana Maden, C.E.P.P., Rosario, Argentina.

Conservation Projects of the Cultural Patrimony in Cuba, by Hector Montenegro, National Center of Conservation, Restoration and Museumology, Cuba.

The Archives of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Peru, by Guillermo Nunez Soto, The Archives of the Ministry of Exterior Relations, Peru.

(11:00-11:30 Coffee break in MSC Lunch room)

12:30-1:00 Tours of CAL, lead by CAL Senior Research Archeologist Ron Bishop, Research Organic Chemist Mary Baker, and Objects Conservator Rae Beaubien

1:00-2:00 Catered Lunch for 100 participants in MSC Lunch room

2:00-4:00 Panel 2: Models of Preventive Conservation Strategies in North America, moderator Dianne van der Reyden, CAL, SI.

Preventive Conservation in Museums in the United States, by Carolyn Rose, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

The Programs of the Institute of Museum Services, by Mary Estelle Kennelly, Institute of Museum Services, U.S.A.

Different Approaches to the Care of Collections in the National Park Service: an Ounce of Prevention vs Pounds of Treatment, by Toby Raphael, National Park Service, U.S.A.

Phased Conservation in Libraries, by Peter Waters, The Library of Congress, U.S.A.

(4:00-4:30 Coffee break and donuts)

4:30-5:30 Panel 3: The Collection Environment: Research and Application, moderator Paloma Mujica, National Center for Conservation and Restoration, Chile.

Preventive Conservation and Documentation: An Interdisciplinary Experience with the Mapuche Textile of the Anthropological Section of the National Museum of Natural History of Chile, by Margarita Alvarado and Miguel Angel Azocar, National Museum of Natural History, Chile.

The Development of Equipment to Monitor Environment in Latin America, by Graciela Esguerra and Pilar Cristina Barrera, Colcultura, Colombia.

Preventive Conservation: An Objective of the Textile Conservation Committee, by Fanny Espinoza, Museum of National History, Chile.

Friday, Aug. 20 at the Library of Congress

9:15-9:30 Welcome, by Kenneth Harris, Preservation Office, LC

9:30-10:30 Panel 3 Continued:

The Remodelling of the General Archives of Central America: A Case of Preventive Conservation, by Julio Roberto Gil Aguilar, General Archives, Guatemala.

Preservation Master Plan in the Historic Archives of Asuncion Paraguay, by Alvaro Gonzalez, National Art Gallery Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela.

Preventive Conservation in the Central Bank of Ecuador, by Patricia Estevez de Romero, Ecuador.

Integrated Conservation System in Archives, by Gloria Mercedes Vargas Tisnes, Maria Clemencia Garcia, General Archives of the Nation, Colombia.

12:00-1:30 Lunch and tour of the Library of Congress

1:30-5:30 Panel 4: Education and Training, moderator Amparo Torres, LC.

Evolution of Preventive Conservation in Colombia, by Graciela Esguerra Gouffray, Colombia.

The Teaching and Practice of Preventive Conservation in CECOR, Minas Gerais, Brazil, by Luis Souza, CECOR/School of Fine Arts, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Training in Preventive Conservation, by Magdalena Krebs, National Center for Conservation and Restoration, Chile.

Preventive Conservation: Museum Collections and Their Environment--A Course of the Getty Conservation Institute, by Marta de la Torre, Kathleen Dardes, The Getty Conservation Institute, U.S.A.

Training in the Care of Collections in Argentina, by Silvio Goren, Argentina

A Gringa's Observation on Preventive Conservation Training for Objects Conservators, by Bettina Raphael, New Mexico, U.S.A