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Understanding Your Historic Building

  • June 15, 2011

A building, its envelope, and its systems are vital to the protection of the contents and collections within it.  Understanding building systems is often complex and can be further complicated in historic buildings, which are often considered collections items themselves.  This workshop will explore a preventive conservation approach to the building as a whole and how this approach benefits collections.  Topics to be covered include building envelope performance, environmental management systems, budgeting for planned maintenance, housekeeping, exhibitions, and other issues affecting collections care in historic structures.

Speaker: Michael C. Henry, Principle Engineer/Architect, Watson & Henry Associates

Location: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (registration begins at 9:15 AM)

Fee: $50

Registration deadline: Extended to June 10!

For more information and to register, please click here.

The Philadelphia Stewardship Program Collections Care Training programs are partially subsidized through generous funding from the William Penn Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Independence Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Sovereign Bank.