3rd Annual Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit - Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health

When:  Nov 7, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  AIC Member Community
3rd Annual
Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit
Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health
Co-presentations by IH/Safety and Conservation/Collection Care professionals


The Washington Conservation Guild, the Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management and the Smithsonian National Collections Program will once again collaborate with the Lunder Conservation Center to host a third annual Professional Development Seminar with the theme of Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums, Historic Sites, Conservation Treatment and Collection Care. 


Wednesday, 7 November 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
McEvoy Auditorium
Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)
G and 8th Streets, NW, Washington DC
Please register at  www.potomacaiha.org
Cost $65 per person, $30 per student/pre-program intern (student ID or internship letter required) - includes lunch and tour
All must pre-register by Oct 30, 2018 – NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION
You must login or create a profile before registering
A list of meeting presentations is available on the registration page 
We are offering SAAM tours as part of the day
 Please select your tour after registration.  Tours run concurrently.


  1. Highlights of the Collection - Survey SAAM’s permanent collection and explore the vast creative heritage of the United States from the colonial period to the present.


  1. Folk Art - Not all artists go to art school! Investigate the dynamic and often interesting ways folk and self-taught artists create their work.


  1. Trevor Paglen "Sites Unseen"- Trevor Paglen blurs the lines between art, science, and investigative journalism to construct unfamiliar and at times unsettling ways to see and interpret the world around us.


  1. Conservation Conversation - Go beyond the galleries and explore how SAAM preserves its collection through the visible Lunder Conservation Center.


  1. Luce Foundation Center for American Art - Access and fire protection at SAAM.


Photo Disclaimer: Please note that photographs may be taken during this event for posting to the AIHA Potomac Section and the Washington Conservation Guild webpages.  Attendance assumes we have consent to post any photos you may appear in unless you notify us electronically or in writing.


Smithsonian American Art Museum
G & 8th Sts., NW
Washington, DC 20052