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Thursday, June 20 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Sustainable Approaches to Collections Stewardship in Uncertain Times

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Sponsored by Franklin Gilliam :: Rare Books 

Wondering how to create a stable environment for your special collections without wrecking ours? Come hear the experiences of recent NEH awardees as they discuss sustainable approaches to collections care. They will cover the work involved in bringing together interdisciplinary teams of collections managers, facilities staff, engineers, and consultants; the testing and implementation of sustainable preservation strategies; and their institution’s current needs and future goals. As part of NEH’s Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant program, these projects are case studies on preventive conservation measures that prolong the useful life of collections and support institutional resilience by balancing effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact. We hope to elicit candid discussion on the opportunities and challenges involved in sustainable preservation programs, as well as provide actionable steps for participants to consider when managing their own collections and facilities.

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Cathleen Tefft

Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities

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Kris Kiesling

Director of Archives and Special Collections, Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota
Kris Kiesling became Director of Archives Special Collections at the University of Minnesota in 2005. Prior to that appointment, she was Associate Director for Technical and Digital Services at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, at the University of Texas at Austin, and... Read More →
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Adrienne Bell

Book Conservator, Folger Shakespeare Library
Adrienne obtained her MLIS specializing in Preservation from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003. She started as a conservation technician for Etherington Conservation Services in 2004 and advanced to Associate Book Conservator over the next eight years, adding Field Services responsibilities... Read More →

Matt Burriesci

Providence Athenaeum

Thursday June 20, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Grand Ballroom DEF