October 7, 2020
University of Kansas Libraries
Applications are being accepted for an online environmental management workshop, offered once a month November through February. The workshop is four days long with two sessions per day from 10am-12pm ET, and 1-3pm ET. Content is designed to guide participants through the process of implementing a sustainable environmental management program. This includes assessing and analyzing data from current collection spaces and mechanical systems, setting appropriate environmental parameters, testing energy-saving operations, and making informed decisions that will improve the preservation quality of collections environments. Instruction will include activities to help participants learn to use various tools, read HVAC documentation, and plan for implementation at their own institution.
This workshop will be offered four times on the following dates:
November 9-12, 2020 (deadline for application: October 22, 2020)
December 7-10, 2020 (deadline for application: November 19, 2020)
January 11-14, 2021 (deadline for application: December 17, 2020)
February 8-11, 2021 (deadline for application: January 21, 2021)
These workshops are open to any individual or team from a collecting institution that has an active environmental monitoring program and has been collecting and evaluating data for at least one year. While teams are encouraged, individuals may also apply. Space is limited to only 16 participants per workshop. As part of the workshop, each participating institution will be able to borrow instruments from the IPI Tool Library, and will also be eligible for two free hours of one-on-one time with IPI’s Environmental Consulting Team to discuss specific issues.
To apply, visit: https://ipisustainability.org/workshops.html. Notification will be sent out on the Monday following the deadline for registration. Tuition for the workshop is waived due to generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities . If you have questions about the workshops, please contact Christopher Cameron, Sustainable Preservation Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded the Image Permanence Institute $429,409 in funding to support a three-year research project designed to identify the most cost-efficient and environmentally responsible methods of preparing paper-based collection objects for transit and display while maintaining preservation standards.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our research and business assessment activities over the past ten months including online surveys, strategic conversations and working meetings with internal and external constituents, and an extensive evaluation of IPI’s existing business and fundraising practices.
We are thrilled to introduce our new Research Scientist, Dr. Meredith Sharps. Meredith joined IPI in June after a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Conservation Institute, where she conducted collections-based research in the microanalysis laboratory.
With the continued impact of the global pandemic and the uncertainty of how COVID-19 will progress through the remainder of 2020, IPI has decided to cancel the 2020 Vision symposium scheduled for October 14-15 in Rochester, NY.