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7th Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit

  • 27 Oct 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and Virtual



Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health

Co-presentations by IH/Safety and Conservation/Collection Care Professionals

The Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Washington Conservation Guild, the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management and the Smithsonian National Collections Program will once again collaborate with the Lunder Conservation Center to host a Professional Development Seminar with the theme of Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums, Historic Sites, Conservation Treatment and Collection Care.

Friday, 27 October 2023

9:00 am – 4:30 pm ET

McEvoy Auditorium

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

G and 8th Streets, NW, Washington DC

Presentations include:

  • Responding to Mold Emergencies During COVID
  • Cellulose Nitrate Film: Risks and New/Updated NFPA 40 Guidelines for Appropriate Methods for Handling and Storage
  • Safety Practices for Outdoor Sculptures at Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • The National Park Service Museum Risk Assessment Tool and Museum Fire Protection Virtual Training Series
  • Click here for a complete list of presentations.

Tours of SAAM galleries will be available for in-person attendees to select upon check-in.

Registration: Click on the "Register" button above or to the left (depending on your device).

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  • In-person – $60 (Includes lunch and tour)
  • Virtual – $30
  • Student/Pre-program Intern - $30 in-person or virtual (student ID or internship letter required)

Register by October 17, 2023 – NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION

Questions? Email

Photo Disclaimer: Please note that photographs may be taken during this event for posting to the AIHA Potomac Section and the Washington Conservation Guild webpages. Attendance assumes we have consent to post any photos you may appear in unless you notify us electronically or in writing.

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