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Tuesday, August 12 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Planning New and Remodeled Archival Facilities #1514 (Day 2 of 2) [This course is FULL]

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Fees: Advance / Regular

SAA Members: $289 / $349
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $329 / $389
Nonmembers: $379 / $429

Course Description

This workshop introduces archivists to issues, standards and processes involved in planning a new or renovated facility. Using lectures, case studies and exercises, the instructor addresses working with architects and contractors, establishing facility requirements, exploring energy efficiency, differing approaches to new construction and renovation, selecting equipment, and moving archival collections.
Day Two will conclude with a tour of Archives I (the National Archives) that will reinforce what you’ve learned!

Upon completion of this workshop you’ll be able to:

  • Indicate a clear understanding of the design and building processes involved in creating new or remodeled facilities;

  • Describe the various roles of those involved in the design process and what the archivist must do to ensure that the final building design meets the needs of its collections, staff, and users;

  • Demonstrate an awareness of SAA facilities standards and other technical requirements needed for a successful archival facility; and

  • Communicate those needs to architects and engineers who are unfamiliar with those standards.

This course draws on and supplements Security in Archives and Manuscript Repositories and Management of Cultural Organizations.

 Who should attend? Archivist managers.

 What should you know? Knowledge and understanding of basic archival practices and how those relate to building spaces and needs.

Attendance is limited to 35.


Tom Wilsted

Archival Consultant, Wilsted Consulting

Tuesday August 12, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm
Washington 3 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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