Social time is from 5:30PM EDT to 6:00PM. The technical meeting hosted by WGS starts at 6:00PM EDT.
Health and Safety Hazards in Museums and Art Collections? Whether this question is new to you or something you’ve been working with for years please join us on April 7th for a joint technical meeting with Potomac Local Section and the Washington Conservation Guild. The topic will be "The Benefits to Networking between Regional Conservation Groups and Industrial Hygiene Local Sections". The presentation will feature two excellent speakers, Jeff Sotek, CIH, CSP, and Haddon Dine, Conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago. Here is a bit more background about the speakers:
Jeff Sotek is a Senior Associate at Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Safety Professional and Certified Industrial Hygienist. He graduated from WPI with a BS in Civil Engineering and has focused his consulting career on providing advice to clients on EHS consulting and engineering, and environmental due diligence issues. He routinely provides EHS consulting services to manufacturers, colleges and universities, museums, attorneys, lenders, as well as governmental agencies. Mr. Sotek has also been a guest speaker at numerous seminars and short courses for several associations and corporations. He is also an instructor for PDH online and serves as Vice-Chair for the AIHA Museum and Cultural Heritage Collections Working Group.
Haddon Dine is an Assistant Objects Conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has an MS in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, and a BS in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Haddon has worked or interned at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Adam Jenkins Conservation Services, LLC, the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and The Walters Art Museum. Prior to coming to Chicago, she was the Objects Conservation Fellow at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums. She is a member of the American Institute for Conservation Health and Safety Network.
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