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September 15, 2022
Mapping Environmental Conditions That Prevent Plastic Deterioration While Contributing to Sustainable Preservation Environmental Management
Mapping Environmental Conditions That Prevent Plastic Deterioration While Contributing to Sustainable Preservation Environmental Management

The Image Permanence Institute received a National Leadership Grant for Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in the amount of $711,598 to support a three-year research project that will study the relationship between equilibrium moisture content (EMC) and the physical stability of plastics and plastic composite artifacts found in museums.

August 8, 2022
Preliminary 3D Printing and 3D Printed Objects in Collections Survey Findings
Preliminary 3D Printing and 3D Printed Objects in Collections Survey Findings

This month, IPI is completing the first year of a three-year research project aimed at building a foundational understanding of how museums are creating, collecting, and consuming 3D printed objects. In May and June of 2022, project work included an online survey assessing how collecting institutions are using 3D printing and interacting with 3D printed objects and materials across a broad range of activities.

January 25, 2022
Conservation Science: Heritage Materials
Conservation Science: Heritage Materials

IPI is pleased to announce the publication of the Second Edition of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Conservation Science: Heritage Materials, co-edited by our Director of Research, Emma J Richardson. To achieve greatest impact, conservation science requires close collaboration with key stakeholders such as conservators, curators, artists and the public, providing context for scientific analysis and ensuring critical questions are addressed.

January 6, 2022
IPI on the Green Museum Podcast
IPI on the Green Museum Podcast

Founded by host Hilary Wilson, Green Museum - a podcast explores the topic of sustainability within the arts and cultural heritage sector. IPI staff Kelly Krish, Al Carver-Kubik, and Meredith Noyes were Hilary’s guests for episode seven, Sustainable Preservation at the Image Permanence Institute.

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