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Sunday, May 28 • 8:00am - Monday, May 29 • 5:00pm
(Collection Care) Reading Between the Lines: Understanding Construction and Exhibit Design Drawings LIMITED

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Preservation professionals, be they conservators, collection managers, registrars, or others, have an initial opportunity to shape the preservation of collections by contributing to planning of construction and renovation projects. Being able to understand architectural drawings and the preservation outcomes that the built environment will achieve is central to making good decisions for collection preservation.

This two-day workshop will bring together architects and engineers experienced in working with conservators to teach skills involved with understanding architectural, mechanical, electrical, and exhibition design drawings. Without formalized training in reading drawings, conservators and allied collection professionals may be missing crucial details that will affect their work and preservation of their collections. This course will enable the preservation professional to be better advocates for the collections and the staff that work with them in producing sustainable and effective preservation spaces. It will improve preservation professionals' abilities as project team members, providing benefits for institution and collection preservation alike.

 Cost: $279

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Jeffrey Hirsch

Architect/Engineer, EwingCole
Jeffrey Hirsch, AIA, LEED AP With over 25 years of experience as an architect, Jeff Hirsch serves as the Director of EwingCole’s Cultural practice. He oversees the design and development of all work and leads the planning of projects that involve large numbers of stakeholders and... Read More →
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William Jarema

Architect/Engineer, EwingCole
Mr. Jarema is a principal at EwingCole, in charge of managing the HVAC engineering and design staff for their Cultural, Higher Education and Government Practices. He has been the lead HVAC engineer for a variety of projects at Smithsonian's NMNH, NMAH, Museum Support Center, CHNDM... Read More →
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Mike Lawrence

Chief of Design, Office of Exhibits, National Museum of Natural History
As Chief of Design for the Office of Exhibits, Mike Lawrence is responsible for the design quality of all permanent and temporary exhibits, graphics and signage within the Museum. He provides oversight and guidance to contract design firms on major exhibits such as the Sant Ocean... Read More →
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Angela Matchica

Principal, Engineer, EwingCole
Angela Matchica, PE, LC, LEED AP Angela is a lighting designer and electrical engineer who incorporates her knowledge of emerging lighting technologies and integrated system design with her creativity and unique expression for a cohesive lighting display. She has applied these visions... Read More →

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Collection Care Network

AIC's Collection Care Network (CCN) was created in recognition of “the critical importance of preventive conservation as the most effective means of promoting the long-term preservation of cultural property” (from Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation... Read More →

Sunday May 28, 2017 8:00am - Monday May 29, 2017 5:00pm CDT
Picasso Concourse Level, West Tower
  2. Workshop, Collection Care