4th 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 fourth annual Professional Development Seminar with the theme of Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums, Historic Sites, Conservation Treatment and Collection Care. 


Wednesday, 30 October 2019

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 $70 per person, $35 per student/pre-program intern (student ID or internship letter required, limited to 20)   -   includes lunch and tour and networking reception

All must pre-register by Oct 23, 2019– 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 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     

Folk & Self-Taught Art: Survey SAAM’s collection of folk and self-taught art that represents the powerful vision of America’s untrained and vernacular artists.


Picturing the American Buffalo: Discover SAAM’s special exhibition, Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists, which delves into bison as an essential aspect of indigenous cultural identity in North America.


Lunder Conservation Center: Go beyond the galleries and explore how SAAM preserves its collection through its visible conservation lab.


Time-based Media Conservation: Get a glimpse into the preservation and documentation of SAAM’s most iconic time-based media artworks.


Frames Conservation: Investigate the depth of SAAM’s frames collection and a peek into frames conservation.


Gallery Lighting: Experience the galleries in a new way, learning the art and science behind lighting art galleries.


Safety Tour: Explore the ins and outs of safety 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.