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Have you ever wondered how your HVAC system removes moisture from the air? What a DX system is? How the dew point in a space is achieved? This webinar will explain the operation of how these mechanical systems create environmental conditions for collecting institutions. The topics that will be addressed include an introduction to the components of an HVAC system, the job of each component, and how the components work together to achieve desired environmental conditions. This webinar is recommended for collections professionals who would like to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of HVAC systems’ basic operations. A fundamental knowledge of these system operations is necessary to evaluate an HVAC system’s capabilities and performance, and to inform sustainable environmental management.

Webinar Archive

Sustainable Preservation: Quick Tips and Approaches for Museums, Libraries, and Archives

Three cultural heritage professionals that represent a cross section of the field are joining the Image Permanence Institute to present quick tips and actionable approaches to environmentally sustainable preservation practices.

May 6, 2021 Watch the Recording

Energy Monitoring for Cultural Heritage Institutions

This webinar explains why institutions should consider energy monitoring, different strategies for doing so, and how the data collected can inform decision-making.

February 19, 2021 Watch the Recording Download (PDF)

Responding to Issues

This webinar discusses how to make basic environmental changes or adjustments to improve preservation environments, and provide guidelines for avoiding responses that may have negative consequences.

July 9, 2020 Watch the Recording Download (PDF)

Setting Appropriate Parameters

The webinar summarizes the broader field of research and standards, and discuss factors to consider when setting environmental parameters.

June 11, 2020 Watch the Recording Download (PDF)

Understanding Fluctuations and Equilibrations

The webinar begins by expanding upon foundational research and theory by reviewing objects’ responses to environmental fluctuations and factors affecting the rate of object equilibration.

May 14, 2020 Watch the Recording Download (PDF)

Evaluating Collection Spaces

This webinar addresses how to implement an environmental management program, from identifying the key features of a mechanical system that create indoor environmental conditions, to where problematic microclimates may exist in a collection space, to how to begin an environmental monitoring program.

August 16, 2019 Watch the Recording Download (PDF)

Preventive Conservation and the Role of Environment

The webinar begins by covering how the environment fits into the larger frameworks of preventive conservation and risk analysis, and focusing on the environment’s impact on preservation, including how to identify what materials within a collection are most vulnerable to these factors.

July 25, 2019 Watch the Recording Download (PDF)

Using Identification to Improve Collection Preservation and Access

The webinar series culminates with a discussion of preservation and access for photographic collections. This presentation draws from recent research to include an overview of collections care for prints and photographs, such as proper storage, handling and display methods, and guidelines for a preservation storage environment.

February 14, 2018 Watch the Recording Download (PDF)

A Methodology for Process Identification, Part 2

This webinar showcases IPI’s web resource, www.GraphicsAtlas.org. It highlights the new process identification pages launched in December 2016 as well as the new filtered search and controlled vocabulary. IPI staff demonstrate how these new features can be used toward accurate process ID.

January 10, 2018 Watch the Recording Download (PDF)

A Methodology for Process Identification, Part 1

Process identification can be overwhelming and daunting. IPI has developed several tools in order to make this task easier. This includes a step-by-step methodology and a controlled vocabulary specific to photograph characteristics for identification. This webinar presents the methodology and controlled vocabulary.

December 13, 2017 Watch the Recording Download (PDF)

21st Century Materials and Technologies

This webinar provides an overview of 21st century digital printing processes. It includes a description of the three most common printing technologies as well as the range of materials available.

November 8, 2017 Watch the Recording Download (PDF)

20th Century Materials and Technologies

This webinar begins with an overview of 20th century materials and technologies. It focuses on the diversity of silver gelatin developed out prints. It also includes a discussion of color photographic processes and technologies.

October 11, 2017 Watch the Recording Download (PDF)

19th Century Materials and Technologies

This webinar discusses the diverse range of photographic materials and technologies used during the 19th century. It begins with a brief introduction to basic photographic technologies including the camera and printing methods. An overview of photographic printing processes and materials based on the light sensitivity of silver, iron, and chromium are given.

September 13, 2017 Watch the Recording Download (PDF)