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Moulds and dust in libraries, archives and museums: conservation, health and legal implications

Monday 3 November 2008

The British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
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The International Society for the Built Environment (ISBE) in association with the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Preservation Office, Environmental Building Solutions Ltd and Archive Conservation and Environmental Solutions presents a multidisciplinary conference for practitioners.

Conference papers will be published shortly

Session 1: Conservation, health and legal implications

09.00 Registration
09.30 Opening address
Alison Walker, National Preservation Office
09.40 Moulds and dust in libraries, archives and museums: conservation, health and legal implications
Jagjit Singh, EBS Ltd
10.40 Dust and moulds in libraries, archives and museums: a consultant's viewpoint
Jonathan Rhys-Lewis, Preservation and Collection Management Consultant
11.00 Break

Session 2: Building fabric, services and environmental monitoring

11.30 Preventing the risk of mould: diagnostic environmental monitoring and non-destructive assessment
Huw Lloyd, EBS Ltd
11.55 Preventing the risk of mould: building fabric and services viewpoint
Bill Jackson, National Library of Scotland
12.20 Question/answer session
12.45 Lunch

Session 3: Climate change and future impacts, research and development, dust implications

14:00 Climate change and impact on collections
David Thickett, English Heritage
14.20 Practical approach to construction and historical dust contamination: dust reduction case studies at the V&A
Anne Bancroft, V&A
14.40 Dust and moulds: research and development and management issues
Barry Knight, British Library
15.00 Break

Session 4: Ways forward for risk assessment, prevention and successful scientific sustainable solutions

15:30 Successful case studies: the National Library of Scotland
Rab Jackson, National Library of Scotland
15.50 Dealing with moulds, a successful case study: The Rothschild Archives
Melanie Aspey, The Rothschild Archives
16.10 Dealing with moulds, a successful case study: Sheffield Archives
Teresa Januszonok, Sheffield Archives
16.30 Question/answer session