Managing Collection Environments: What Should We Know and How Can We Know it? IPI's 15 years of Research on Environmental Assessment and Management
Mr. James M. Reilly
Director of the Image Permanence Institute
May 28, 2009
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About the Lecture:
This lecture described the Image Permanence Institute's approaches and tools for environmental assessment in cultural heritage institutions. IPI's approach is an inherently sustainable one that makes use of quantitative metrics of the 'preservation quality' of storage and display environments. Mr. Reilly will introduce IPI's latest web-based systems and present the 10-year evolution of these tools and approaches at the Library of Congress.
About the Speaker:
James M. Reilly, Director of the Image Permanence Institute, is well known for his research on the effects of temperature and humidity on library, archives, and museum collections, deterioration of 19th-century photographic prints, environmental monitoring and control, management of film archives, and the major causes of image deterioration. He is the co-director of the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation at George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. He is a consultant to numerous museums and government agencies and is sought after worldwide as a teacher and seminar speaker. He has written extensively on preservation issues, and in 1998 he received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.