3rd Annual

Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit

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 and 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 the third annual Professional Development Seminar, building upon last year’s theme: Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums, Historic Sites, Conservation Treatment and Collection Care. 


Wednesday, 7 November 2018

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

McEvoy Auditorium

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)

G and 8th Streets, NW, Washington DC



Please register at www.potomacaiha.org

Cost $65 per person, $30 per student/pre-program intern (student ID or internship letter required)   -   includes lunch and tour

All must pre-register by Oct 30, 2018– NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION

You must login or create a profile before registering.

Meeting schedule: A list of meeting presentations is available here.


We are offering tours of SAAM tours as part of the day

Please select your tour after registration.  All tours run concurrently.

Links to register for the tours appear in the confirmation after payment processing.

You may register for your tour directly from the registration confirmation page or you may return to the event registration page to select a tour.


      Tour Limit     

Highlights of the Collection – Survey SAAM's permanent collection and explore the vast creative heritage of the United States from the colonial period to the present.


Folk Art – Not all artists go to art school! Investigate the dynamic and often interesting ways folk and self-taught artists create their work.


Trevor Paglen "Sites Unseen" – Trevor Paglen blurs the lines between art, science, and investigative journalism to construct unfamiliar and at times unsettling ways to see and interpret the world around us.


Conservation Conversation – Go beyond the galleries and explore how SAAM preserves its collection through the visible Lunder Conservation Center.


Luce Foundation Center for American Art – Access and fire protection at SAAM.




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.