No longer focusing exclusively on treatment, conservation professionals today routinely incorporate preventive measures into the care of cultural heritage. Coupled with the awareness that our work takes place within the larger context of an increasingly interconnected and vulnerable global environment, we have become more dedicated to the issue of sustainability. The new Collections Care Network and the Sustainability Committee are combining forces to develop a program for 2014 under the theme Conscientious Conservation – Sustainable Choices in Collection Care, which will explore how these two concepts are changing the way we practice conservation. Are you working on a collection care project that incorporates issues of sustainability? Share your expertise with your colleagues! Topics can range from architectural projects to re-housing and storage, approaches to archaeological excavations, collection maintenance practices, or recycling and efficiencies in your own private practice.
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"The relevance and the wide range of the lecture program (I often wished to be able to clone myself to attend different lectures simultaneously...) Many Thanks to all the organizers !!"
"Excellent papers overall. One of the best meetings that I've ever attended."
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"It was an outstanding meeting. I was only able to attend two days, but all arrangements were splendid and the talks of a high caliber.
"The AIC staff was friendly and helpful from the moment I met some new faces at the registration counter and throughout the conference. The conference seemed to run very smoothly…"
"The informal and approachable way the conference adopts makes the experience relaxed but very informative."
"Great, as usual."
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