2021 NECA Events Schedule
The Benefits to Networking between Regional Conservation Groups and Industrial Hygiene Local Sections: Collaborative Educational Programs and Expertise Exchange
Conservators and other museum professionals regularly encounter hazards in their work from materials and equipment used in treatment and examination, residues of past treatments, and materials of collections objects themselves. There are often times when it is ideal to have a safety professional advise on a situation, and many conservators don’t work in organizations where they have health and safety colleagues to consult. The AIC Health and Safety Network and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Museum and Cultural Heritage Industry Working Group collaborate on many initiatives to help improve and spread safety information and practices in the field of conservation, and one of these initiatives is networking local conservation associations with their corresponding local AIHA chapters. This presentation will give some case studies where industrial hygienists collaborated or consulted on museum or conservation projects and will also cover examples from other regions in the country of the kinds of initiatives/interactions that might come out of building a relationship with local industrial hygienists in the New England AIHA Local Section.
March 25, 2021 5:30 p.m. on Zoom
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