Webinar: The Effect of Environment on Collection Materials

Speaker Rachael Arenstein

Rachael Arenstein, AM Art Conservation

This webinar will give a brief introduction to the concept of risk management for cultural collections so that participants understand that controlling slow but pervasive risk factors such as improper temperature and relative humidity (RH) can be as important as minimizing infrequent, catastrophic risks. There will be a discussion of important environmental factors (temperature, RH, dew point), examples of the effects of and an explanation of the types of damage (mechanical, chemical, biological) that poor environmental control has on collections. There will also be an overview of suitable environmental needs and parameters for various types of collection materials (e.g. films/digital media, archive collections, wood artifacts, objects/paintings). *Mandatory webinar for sites requesting the Environmental Monitoring Kit.

For more information or to register, please visit http://www.c2cnys.org/series-2-environmental-monitoring-and-control.html

This webinar is part of the Connecting to New York's Collections program, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Tue, Sep. 24, 2013
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. US/Eastern


METRO Training Center