Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit
Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health

  

Wednesday, 7 November 2018
McEvoy Auditorium
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington DC

 

 

Uncovering the Unknown Hazards in US Navy Collections
Tonia Deetz Rock, Collection Manager, Naval History and Heritage Command; Melissa Weissert, Curator, NHHC; Lea Davis, Associate Registrar for Acquisitions, NHHC

 
Rare but Significant Exposures: Treating Corroded Cadmium Plating in a Museum Setting
Arianna Johnston, Engen Conservation Fellow; Anne McDonough, MD, MPH, Associate Director Occupational Health Services, Smithsonian Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management 
 

Mission Possible: Safety First Emergency Response for Cultural Heritage Institutions in Puerto Rico
Nora S. Lockshin, PA-AIC, Smithsonian Institution Archives; Stacey Bowe, Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative; Rebecca Kennedy, National Postal Museum; Katherine C. Wagner, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
 

Expanding the CIS to Manage Collections Hazards and Plan for Safety of Staff
Justin Barber, Collections Management Services, National Museum of American History; Joshua Gorman, Head of Collections Management and Chief Registrar, NMAH
 

Can’t Touch This But You Can Touch That Safety Assessments of Education Collections
Kelsey Falquero, National Museum of Natural History Collections Program (NMNH-CP); Catharine Hawks, AIC-PA, IIC-Fellow, NMNH-CP; Deborah Hull-Walski, NMNH-CP; Lisa Palmer, NMNH Vertebrate Zoology Collection Management; Kathryn Makos, CIH, NMNH
 

Health and Safety Matters - Helping Emerging Museum Professionals (EMPs) Help Themselves
Emily England, M.A. candidate, Museum and Exhibition Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago; Melissa Miller, M.A., Smithsonian National Collections Program Intern; Joy Erdman, MS, CIH, CSP, Occupational Safety and Health Consultant; Joy Solutions, LLC, VA
 

PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTY STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR AND THE POST-DISASTER ASSESSMENT OF BUILDINGS
Dean Tills, PE, SE, Senior Structural Engineer III, 1200 Architectural Engineers, PLLC; John Dumsick, PE, Associate, 1200 Architectural Engineers, PLLC
 

Lighting and the challenge of prescriptive standards
Scott Rosenfeld, Lighting Designer, Smithsonian American Art Museum
 
Lightning Round Session Presentations 
 
A Case Study of a Book of Arsenical Wallpaper
Kendra Greene, Library Innovation Lab fellow, Harvard Law School Library
 

Uses of Ionizing Radiation for Tangible Cultural Heritage Conservation
Corneliu C. Ponta, Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), Romania; John Havermans (deceased), The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, The Netherlands; Pablo A.S. Vasquez, Nuclear & Energy Research Institute (IPEN), University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Laurent Cortella, Atelier de Recherche et de Conservation ARC-Nucléart, France; Quoc Khoï Tran, Atelier de Recherche et de Conservation ARC-Nucléart, France; Sunil Sabharval, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria; and Valeria Orlandini, Conservator in private practice - Thematic Network MEEP (Metales en el Papel), USA
 

Historic Building Conservation: Safety Protocol Onsite and in the Lab
Casey Weisdock, Architectural Conservator, International Masonry Institute 

 

UNDERSTANDING AIRTIGHT CASE ENVIRONMENTS AT NMAI: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
Kelly McHugh, National Museum of the American Indian, Supervisory Collections Manager; Cali Martin, NMAI-DC, Collections Manager; Gwénaëlle Kavich, Conservation Scientist, Museum Conservation Institute (MCI); Alba Alvarez-Martin, MCI Postdoctoral Fellow; Kim Harmon, Industrial Hygienist, Smithsonian Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management
 

Photocatalytic Abatement of Biofilms and VOCs for Cultural Heritage Museum Laboratories Human Health
Andrew S. Voros Preventive Conservation USA
 

RIDING IN THE SLIPSTREAM: PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION WITHIN THE SCOPE OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Maruchi Yoshida, Conservator/Safety Engineer, YCONS Yoshida-conservation, Munich; Simon Kirnberger, Safety Engineer, Municipality of Munich; Dr. Habil Zuzana Giertlová, Fire Safety Engineer, Brandschutz Consulting, Munich
 

Crime Scene Cleanup: Preserving the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
Ariel O’Connor, Objects Conservator, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Chuck Fry, Industrial Hygienist, Smithsonian Office of Safety, Health, and Environmental Management