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9:30 am - 9:45 am Introduction
Michelle Eisenberg, CCAHA Acting Director Hope Kandel, Executive Producer of Learning Times

9:45 am - 10:00 am Announcements
Dyani Feige, CCAHA Director of Preservation Services

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Moderated by Dyani Feige, CCAHA Director of Preservation Services
Climate Change, Collecting, and Future Research
John Simmons, Writer and Museum Consultant at Museologica; Associate Curator of Collections at Earth and Mineral Science Museum & Art Gallery of Penn State University; and Investigador Asociado, Departamento de Ornitologia Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima

10:30 am - 11:00 am Nature / Culture Systems: Partners in a Future with a Changing Climate
Sarah Sutton, Co-founder and CEO of Environment & Culture Partners (ECP) and Co-chair of American Institute for Conservation’s Climate Crisis Working Group of the Held in Trust Initiative [PRE-RECORDED VIDEO]

11:00 am - 11:15 am BREAK

11:15 am - 11:45 am Lead To Change: How Natural History Collections Can Impact Collection Care
Mariana Di Giacomo, PhD, Natural History Conservator at the Yale Peabody Museum and Chair of the Conservation at Yale Steering Committee of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Climate Smart Humanities Organizations: A New Opportunity from National Endowment for the Humanities
Tatiana Ausema, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Moderated by Joanna Hurd, CCAHA Associate Paper Conservator
Influencing Exhibition Design through Preventive Conservation: Maximizing Scientific Utility of Natural Science Collections
Rebecca A. Kaczkowski, Preventive Conservator at the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm The Pollution Solution: Archival Collections about Recycling
Harrison Wick, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm BREAK

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Moderated by Chloe Houseman, CCAHA Paper Conservator
SPECIMEN: Exploring the Natural History of a Historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Prison
Greg Cowper, Entomologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Coming Full Circle: Bioplastics and the Problem of Designed Decay
Jessica Walthew, Conservator, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm What's Our Impact? Calculating the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of an Academic Research Library
Ben Goldman, University Archivist, Penn State University

Available On-Demand in Video Gallery:

  • Sustainability in Diorama Construction, Claire Dean, Curatorial Assistant, Natural Science Collections at the Tulle House and Preventive Conservation MA Student
  • (More) Sustainable Choices in Collections Care, Moya Dumville, Risk Analysis Advisor/PaperConservator and Robert Waller, President and Senior Risk Analyst, Protect Heritage
  • Sustainability 360, Association of Registrars and Collections Managers
  • Storytelling for Palaeoecological Collections: Preserving and Interpreting Microscopic Specimens to Understand a Changing Environment, Eleonora Sermoneta: Adult Learning Programmer / Diana Tirlea: Assistant Curator of Quaternary Environments, Royal Alberta Museum
  • Using Art to Tell a Story about Climate Crisis, J. Henry Fair, Photographer
  • Climate Change and Collections – A Stronghold into the Future, Tasha James, Curatorial Technician, Australian National Herbarium (ANH)