Workshop: Managing Preservation Storage Environments


Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY


September 17-18, 2024  (2 full days - 9am-4pm each day)




Marvin Cummings and Jennifer Jae Gutierrez


The intended audience is collections staff newly, or recently, made responsible for environmental management of collections spaces, and interested in learning the fundamentals of environmental monitoring and sustainable preservation practices for environmental management.

Workshop Details

Environmental management is a critical component of collections preservation and sustainability in collecting institutions. Maintaining a careful balance between slowing the rate of collection decay while minimizing energy costs requires an ongoing commitment to monitoring, analysis, and management. This workshop will i) provide instruction on the best practices for collecting environmental data in collections spaces, ii) discuss the fundamentals of environmental data analysis and how to use IPI’s Preservation Metrics to interpret environmental risks, and iii) introduce sustainable preservation practices that can inform environmental management decision making.

The workshop will be limited to a maximum of 12 attendees. Registration per individual is $475 and participants are responsible for their own travel, meals, and lodging costs. Registration ends August 17, 2024 or when the workshop is full.

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Price: $475.00