Tune into AIC’s Cost Effective and Sustainable Packing, Moving, and Storage Webinar on Sustainable Conservation

AIC is hosting two webinars on sustainable conservation. On December 1 at 2pm EST, I’ll join Simon Lambert and T. Ashley McGrew in talking about sustainability in packing, storage, and long-term preservation management. Simon will discuss Re-Org, a program of ICCROM and UNESCO that helps cultural heritage collections improve collection storage with available materials. Re-org provides guidance to users to determine what collections need tighter environmental parameters, so that investment in precise preservation environments can be saved for those collections with the greatest need. Ashley will discuss ways to introduce sustainability into the packing and shipping processes, including the use of reusable crates and shipping methods. I wrap up the presentation with some big picture ideas about how the way we make preservation, and therefore collection access happen is a key part of organizational sustainability. I’ll discuss how organizational mission can be sustained through smart preservation work by discussing smart ways to work together, our work spaces, support of our staff, and how we should get the public involved by making them aware of the challenges we face in preserving cultural heritage.

Join us on Dec. 1 at 2pm EST. Visithttp://www.conservation-us.org/education/education/current-courses/sustainable-conservation-webinars#.Vlj1QdBqna0

Save money and purchase two webinars – the second sustainable conservation webinar is on Dec. 8, and discusses Life Cycle Assessments, specifically focusing on loans.

This program is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and donations from members of the American Institute for Conservation and its friends.

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About Becky Fifield

Becky Fifield is a cultural heritage professional with 25 years experience in institutions large and small. She is currently Head of Collection Management for the Special Collections of the New York Public Library. An advocate for preventive conservation, Ms. Fifield is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation, Chair of the AIC Collection Care Network, and former Chair of Alliance for Response NYC. She is also a scholar of 18th century female unfree labor and dress. There's a bit of pun in the title The Still Room, delineating a quiet space brimming with the ingredients of memory, where consideration, analysis, and wordcraft can take place. Ms. Fifield’s interests include museum practice, dress history, historic preservation, transit, social and women’s history, food, current events, geneaology, roadtrips, and considerations on general sense of place. Becky and her husband, Dr. V, live in the Hudson Valley.