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Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY 14623-5698)
James M. Reilly (Project Director: July 2011 to March 2014)
Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments - Series #2

Four regional workshops for up to 400 staff members of museums, libraries, and archives and up to nine webinars on managing environmental conditions for humanities collections in sustainable ways. Participants would explore strategies for reducing energy cost and consumption in cultural repositories without sacrificing the preservation quality of collection environments.

NEH funded the first series of Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments workshops and webinars in 2009. A second series of this extremely successful project will get the word out about defining and achieving an optimal and sustainable preservation environment to hundreds of institutions around the country. The first round involved people in all but four US states plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin islands. The project is national in scope and impact and is available to and accessible by institutions and individuals in every geographical region and from every type of collecting institution. Interest remains very high for up-to-date information on preservation research and the tools and strategies that enable staff to make informed, strategic decisions regarding sustainability that result in responsible collection care, energy cost savings, and carbon footprint reduction.

Project fields:
Archival Management and Conservation

Preservation Education and Training

Preservation and Access

$168,000 (approved)
$168,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2012 – 12/31/2013