As part of the WCG 50th anniversary celebrations, the Washington Conservation Guild, Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Safety, Health & Environmental Management presented a Professional Development Seminar, “Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums and Collection Care” on Tuesday, November 8, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Conservators and industrial hygienists presented papers on projects and challenges tackled jointly, with expertise from each field. PDFs of the seminar presentations are linked below. WCG and the Potomac Section of AIHA hope to make the joint seminar into an annual event. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to get involved, or have ideas for next year’s program.