2021 Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit

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Join us for the Sixth Annual Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit October 19th and 20th, 2021

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2021 Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit: Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health

Free Virtual Professional Development Seminar

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Join us for the 6th Annual Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit with the theme of control of health and safety hazards in museums, libraries, historic sites, and conservation treatment.

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Your Hosts will be:

  • Washington Conservation Guild
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association Potomac Section
  • Smithsonian Institution - National Collections Program
  • Smithsonian Institution - Office of Safety, Health, and Environmental Management
  • Smithsonian Institution - Lunder Conservation Center

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Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, 19 October 2021 (1:00 - 5:00 PM ET)
  • Wednesday, 20 October 2021 (1:00 - 5:00 PM ET)

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Highlights Include:

  • Panel on: Improving visual literacy skills to improve working safely.
  • Presentations on: Safe exhibit installation and visitor access; ergonomic challenges in conservation work; creating safe Covid-19 digitization practices for people and material culture; fire retardant coatings best suited to cultural heritage.
  • Collection Based Hazard Management studies: Comprehensive hazardous materials team policies, guidelines, and regulatory/licensed training; residual DDT, arsenic, other pesticides in archival/rare book collections; tin-mercury exposure assessment.
  • Virtual museum exhibits, including those related to worker health and safety.
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Registration Instructions:

After registering here on Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email. On Friday, October 15th, you will be sent information on next steps, including signup for an account to access the virtual seminar space. When you attend this virtual summit, in addition to the meeting presentations, you will be able to network, access additional resources, and take virtual tours!

Free | Registration required; space is limited | Register by 5:00 PM ET, 16 October 2021

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations that allow all participants to engage fully. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and live captioning will be provided for all main panels and presentations. If you need accommodations for breakout sessions or other parts of the conference, please reach out to us at the email address below by October 10, 2021.

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Questions Welcomed!

SafetyCulturalHeritageSummit@si.edu

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