April Forum: Greening Musuems

April 5, 2011

April’s forum will discuss greener museums. Museums house a myriad of cultural works, the care and preservation of which require intensive energy expenditures from the museum staff and their buildings. Display lighting, indoor temperature, and humidity, along with housing, crating, and special transport of the works, have both monetary and environmental costs. Join museum professionals and consultants to hear how museums can become more sustainable.

  • Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Please arrive early – We will start promptly at 6:30!
  • Gunlocke Co. NYC Showroom
  • 257 Park Ave S., #14 (between 20th and 21st)
  • Please RSVP. AIA credits available, scroll down for details.

Speakers:

  • Nicole DeFeo, Queens Botanical Garden
  • Sandra Saha, Manager of Science Education and Green Threads Project, Brooklyn Children’s Museum
  • Jeremy Linden, Image Permanece Institute, RIT (video)

About the Speakers
Nicole De Feo, LEED AP.  Formerly the Capital Projects Coordinator at the Queens Botanical Garden during the construction, certification, and occupancy of the LEED Platinum Visitor & Administration Building.  She also worked on wayfinding, exhibits, outreach, planning and research relating to the sustainability efforts of the Garden.  Nicole is currently a Masters of Architecture candidate at Parsons the New School for Design.

Sandra Saha joined the Brooklyn Children’s Museum as Manager of Science Education and the Green Threads Project in August 2010. Though new to sustainability in museums, Sandra has developed environmental programming for youth in a variety of informal settings – from natural history museums to Girl Scout camps – for more than 15 years. She has a Masters of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education from The George Washington University and a BA in Biology from Cornell University.

Jeremy Linden joined IPI as a Preservation Environment Specialist in January 2010. He is primarily involved in the environmental management activities of IPI and works closely with colleagues in libraries, archives and museums on issues of material preservation, mechanical system performance, energy-saving and sustainability as both a researcher and consultant. Prior to IPI, Jeremy was the Head of Archives and Special Collections at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He holds an MLS in Library Science with a concentration in Archives and an MA in History from the University of Maryland, and earned a BA in History from Vassar College. A certified archivist, Jeremy has over 10 years experience working in archives, museums and historical societies.

The Green Building Forum is held on the third Wednesday of each month (except December) at 6:30 PM and features presentations by green building practitioners followed by discussion. The events are always free and open to the general public.

AIA Learning Objectives
The participant will be able to discuss three different options to begin the process of greening their institutions.

The participant will be able to differentiate three clear ways to reduce energy consumption concerning the temperature, humidity, and light in their institutions.

The participant will be able to evaluate which sustainable measures are the most cost-effective for their buildings, as well as which ones require the least amount of institutional change.

The participant will be able to discuss the challenges within changing operational policy to become more sustainable.

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