FREE Virtual Professional Development Seminar : Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health
Posted: Sep 17, 2020
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2020 Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit:
Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health
FREE Virtual Professional Development Seminar
The 5th Annual Seminar will again be hosted by the Washington Conservation Guild, Potomac Section American Industrial Hygiene Association, Lunder Conservation Center, Smithsonian National Collections Program, and Smithsonian Institution Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management.
Dates and Times:
Thursday, 29 October 2020 (1:00 – 5:00 pm ET)
Friday, 30 October 2020 (1:00 – 5:00 pm ET)
Participants will hear collaborative presentations by OEHS and Collection Care professionals, with the theme of Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums, Libraries, Historic Sites, and Conservation Treatment.
Panels on Covid-19 challenges: Ongoing work in a closed museum; Adapting ASHRAE ventilation guidelines; and Decontamination techniques for collection environments.
- Presentations on: Safely dealing with mold and pest challenges in collections care; Work-safe mass digitization; Ethical considerations in 9/11 object treatments; Face covering guidance; and Hazards in collections.
- Virtual museum and art gallery tours, including exhibits related to worker health and safety.
- Social networking break-out rooms at the end of each day.
Please register at Safety & Cultural Heritage: Eventbrite by Oct 26, 2020.
Instructions for entering the virtual platform will be provided closer to the Event.
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations that allow all participants to engage fully. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and live captioning will be provided for all main panels and presentations. If you need accommodations for breakout sessions or other parts of the conference, please reach out to us at the email address below by October 14, 2020.