Sustainable Collections Storage: Strategies for our Future

Track
Facilities Management
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 4-5:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
125-126 America's Center
Description
Facing increased energy costs, institutions are reevaluating their facilities, collections storage, and operations to create sustainable building programs. This session will discuss collections-specific green building strategies, including a review of the building site and architecture, environmental control systems, lighting, and waste. Using case studies, the speakers will present innovative and practical measures that reduce a museum's carbon footprint while respecting the critical goal of preserving collections. Changing standards, preservation metrics, cost-benefit analyses, interdisciplinary processes, and climate change issues will be reviewed and discussed.
Learner Outcome
  1. Learn the issues and changing standards for storing collections while managing energy consumption and developing a sustainable building program.
  2. Review the optimum goals for collections storage and the compromises necessary to achieve the best environment for your existing facility and budget.
  3. Establish methods for making the best decisions for the collections in the current economic and energy environments.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Bryan MCGRAW
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Access Coordinator-St. Louis & Midwest
Bio
Bryan McGraw is Access Coordinator & Director of the National Archives in St. Louis and the Midwest regional facilities in Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Kansas City. Bryan oversees the day-to-day operations, including NARA's sustainability initiatives and NARA's 1571 building standards compliance. He is a Senior Fellow and graduate of the Partnership for Public Service Excellence in the Government Fellowship Program.
Presenter: 
Carol DeNatale
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Deputy Director for Operations and Planning
Organization: 
Yale University Art Gallery
Bio
Carol DeNatale is the Deputy Director for Operations and Planning at the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG,), overseeing facilities, security and management of capital projects. Following comprehensive renovations of two historic buildings and the development of a new Collection Study Center, Carol is leading YUAG's expansion at the new Yale West Campus, to include conservation, digitization and collection study storage facilities.
Presenter: 
Christopher Wood
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Cultural Practice Leader
Organization: 
SmithGroupJJR
Bio
Chris Wood, AIA, LEED BD+C is an architect at SmithGroupJJR and leader of the firm's Cultural Practice, with a specialty in museums and collections care. Chris is a firm believer in the benefits of fully integrated design especially when it comes to sustainability within the unique challenges of cultural work. Chris is currently working on a new Collections and Conservation Center for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Presenter: 
Jeremy Linden
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Senior Preservation Environment Specialist
Organization: 
Image Permanence Institute - Rochester Institute of Technology
Bio
Jeremy Linden joined IPI as a Preservation Environment Specialist in January 2010. He is primarily involved in the environmental management activities of IPI and works closely with museums, archives and libraries on material preservation, mechanical system performance, energy-savings and sustainability as a researcher, educator and consultant. Prior to IPI, he was the Head of Archives/Special Collections, State University of NY at Fredonia.
Presenter: 
Michele Pacifico
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Archival Facilities Consultant
Bio
Michele Pacifico specializes in archival facilities and collections storage. Co-Chair of SAA's Technical Subcommittee on Archival Facilities Guidelines, Michele was co-editor of the 2009 SAA facility standards, is coordinating a new US/Canadian standard, and is the SAA rep to NISO. She is a member of the ICA's Expert Group on Archive Buildings and Environments and is developing an international bibliography on archival facilities for the ICA.