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Thursday, August 14 • 10:00am - 11:00am
SESSION 108 - Preventive Conservation in the Archives: Broad Approaches for a Big Impact

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The shift from routine, item-level preservation actions to collections-based strategies in archives parallels the growing focus of conservation professionals utilizing preventive conservation to maintain the integrity of and access to cultural heritage. Panelists discuss risk management approaches to collections care and preventive conservation in the context of several institution-based case studies. The case studies cover practical issues of prioritization and selection, benchmarks, housing and storage decisions, and standards and policies.

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Priscilla Anderson

Senior Preservation Librarian, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard University
Priscilla Anderson is a Senior Preservation Librarian in the Weissman Preservation Center at Harvard University, providing library preservation consultation and services to over seventy libraries and archives that make up Harvard Library, one of the world’s largest academic library systems. Anderson practiced rare book conservation in museums, libraries, and private practice prior to moving into preservation, and holds masters degrees in both... Read More →
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Lorrie Dong

Doctoral candidate, University of Texas at Austin
Lorraine (Lorrie) Dong is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Austin's School of Information (UT). Her dissertation research examines the legal, political, and community issues surrounding the archival efforts to protect and provide access to historical mental health records. Other research interests include community archives-creation and international preservation collaborations. She has published in Archival Science and Archival... Read More →
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Fletcher Durant

Preservation Librarian, University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
Fletcher Durant is the Preservation Librarian at the University of Florida Smathers Libraries. His work focuses on the preventive conservation of library and archival materials, the sustainability of cultural heritage, and risk management. He is a trained book and paper conservator and a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation. Prior to joining the University of Florida, he was the Preservation Archivist for NYU... Read More →

Laura McCann

Conservation Librarian, New York University Libraries
Laura McCann has held the position of Conservation Librarian in the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department of New York University Libraries since 2006. Previous positions include Deputy Director and Paper Conservator of the New York Municipal Archives. Degrees conferred: MS in Library and Information Science from the Palmer School, Long Island University; MA in Paper Conservation from Camberwell College of Arts; BA in Art... Read More →
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Sarah Stauderman

Director of Collections, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Sarah Stauderman is the director of the department of collections care at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. She co-edited the publication "Proceedings of the Smithsonian Institution Summit of the Museum Preservation Environment" in 2016 available for download at opensi.si.edu. She was a member of the board of directors of AIC 2012-2015, and is currently bylaws chair. Her areas of interest include preventive conservation, emergency... Read More →

Thursday August 14, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington 5 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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