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Thursday, June 20 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Folger Sustainable Preservation Environment Project

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The Folger Shakespeare Library began working on the Folger Sustainable Preservation Environment Project (FSPEP) in 2010.  Funded largely through planning and implementation grants awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections, FSPEP has become a major focus for Collections and Facilities personnel at the Folger.  Working with consultants from the Image Permanence Institute and Linden Preservation Services, the Folger focused on 5 air handlers serving collections storage spaces, including 3 subterranean spaces housing rare materials and one of our reading rooms where a large portion of our paintings collection is hung.  The grants allowed the Folger to collect data on equipment operations; work with consultants to identify areas where optimization was desirable to correct incorrect operations; make capital improvements to 3 of the 5 air handlers involved; capture energy savings through improved performance and renovated equipment; and determine how to seasonal set points would impact collections and costs.  This presentation will focus on the successes and ongoing challenges of the work performed; how unexpected factors can impact desired outcomes; communication and relationship building between divisions; and working through staff changes. Folger staff will also speak to how these grants have influenced future climate needs and planning at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Jeremy Linden

Principal/Owner, Linden Preservation Services, Inc.
Jeremy Linden has been the Principal/Owner of Linden Preservation Services, Inc., since 2017.He is an active educator and consultant with more than two decades of experience in culturalheritage, the last decade of which have been focused on enhancing preservation environmentsand sustainability... 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 →
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Dustin Humbert

Architect/Engineer, Folger Shakespeare Library
Experienced Assistant Director, Facilities & Projects with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Budgeting, Engineering, Facility Management (FM), Cross-functional Team Leadership, and Team Building. Strong program and project management professional... Read More →

Thursday June 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
University Ballroom 1-2