September 26, 2019
Registration is now open for a series of three-day workshops designed to guide participants through the process of facilitating and implementing a sustainable environmental management program. Registration fees are waived due to generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and workshops will be offered in eight states across the country to make them easily accessible. Workshop participants will learn how to establish an environmental management project, collect environmental data from collection spaces and mechanical systems, and assess facilities and collections spaces to make informed decisions that will improve the preservation quality of collections environments while at the same time reducing energy consumption. Instruction will include evaluating building documentation such as images and building plans allowing participants to collaboratively practice interpreting and understanding facilities documentation. It is intended that each institution send several participants (two to four) that represent multiple departments and the basis of an environmental management team. Each team should consist of no less than one collections representative and one facilities representative. Please submit only one registration per team.
Registration is now open for five environmental management webinars. The webinars are being offered with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access, Education and Training Grant Program.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded RIT $165,000 in funding to support assessment initiatives that will inform and strengthen short- and long-term research goals and institutional planning at IPI.
IPI recently received a $17,000 Digital Resources grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to add new preservation content to IPI’s online resource Graphics Atlas.
IPI was selected to receive an award of $199,801 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to increase the capacity of humanities collections professionals to independently establish and maintain sustainable environmental management programs.