Leading Museums, Museum Leaders

Revisiting Environmental Parameters

University of Melbourne, Sunday 14 September

DSC06133aThis one day event will be based around dialogue between the Council of Australasian Museum Directors (CAMD) and the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) on the recently issued AICCM Interim Guidelines for environmental conditions in museums and galleries, with contributions from the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (CCMC), University of Melbourne, and representatives from Southeast Asian museums.

The aim is to evaluate best practice for museum environments and the diversity of their collections whilst balancing the care of cultural materials in the face of sustainability. The workshop should of interest not only to conservators, but to senior staff from facilities/engineering/business management areas of museums.

Four sessions will cover the following, three based around a dialogue between two protagonists:

  1. International standards and local needs – the current situation
  2. Building envelope and sustainability – exploring the environmental drivers and the current reality
  3. Diverse collections, environments and research evidence – speakers from national collecting organisations in Southeast Asia will provide brief presentations on the issues within their own countries’ contexts, followed by University of Melbourne research findings.
  4. A better framework for discussion and exchange – how to draw in professions across the museum sector

Speakers will include Pierre Arpin, Director, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Convenor, CAMD Sustainability Working Group; Julian Bickersteth, Managing Director, International Conservation Services & Vice President, International Institute for Conservation ; Catherine Earley, Senior Conservator, National Gallery of Victoria; J.Patrick Greene, Chair of CAMD and CEO Museum Victoria; Ian MacLeod, Executive Director, WA Museums Fremantle and Maritime Heritage at Western Australian Museum; and Sarah-Jane Rennie, Head, Collections Care, Sydney Living Museums.

Date: Sunday 14 September 2014
Time: 10am – 4 pm
Cost: $50 (lunch, tea and coffee will be provided)
Location: Yasuka Hiraoka Myer Room, First Floor, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Building 158, Swanston Street (cnr Mason Drive), University of Melbourne
Registrations and further details available here.

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