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Subject:

Announcement : conference on Air, March 2009, National Library of France

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Flore Izart <[log in to unmask]>

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Indoor Air Quality in Museums and Cultural Heritage Buildings <[log in to unmask]>

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“In and Out Air Strategies. From Climate Change to Microclimate.
Library, Archives and Museum Preservation Issues”
Bibliothèque nationale de France
5-6 March 2009

The IFLA-PAC Core Activity (Preservation and Conservation) will organize an
international cycle of conferences in 2009-2010 on Preservation and the Four
Elements: Air, Water, Earth and Fire.

The first conference will be devoted to Air and will be held in Paris, at the BnF,
on March, 5-6, 2009. Its title is: “In and Out Air Strategies. From Climate
Change to Microclimate. Library, Archives and Museum Preservation Issues”.

Draft Programme

Thursday March 5, 2009

8:45-9:30 Registrations

9:30-9:45 Opening speech by Valérie Vesque-Jeancard, Deputy CEO,
National Library of France

First session: Climate change and cultural heritage

9:45-10:30 Global climate change
By Robert Kandel, Senior Scientist at the French National Centre for Scientific
Research (CNRS), Laboratory of dynamic meteorology, Ecole polytechnique

10:30-11:00 Global climate change impact on built heritage:
presentation of the Noah’s Ark project
By Carlotta Grossi, Senior Research Associate, School of Environmental
Sciences, University of East Anglia

11:00-11:15 Questions

11:15-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:45 Prevention strategies against climate-related events

11:30-12:00 DARE, Data rescue project, applied to the Europe storms
history
By Pierre Bessemoulin, President of WMO (UN World Meteorological
Organization) Commission for Climatology

12:00-12:30 Wind resistance strategies for cultural heritage buildings in
the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
By Elizabeth C English, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo School of
Architecture (Canada), Louisiana State University Hurricane Centre Faculty
Advisor (USA)

12:30-12:45 Questions

12:45-14:30 Lunch break (own arrangements)

Second session: Microclimate and indoor air quality in cultural heritage
institutions

14:30-15:15 Libraries and Museums: indoor air quality in storage,
By Thi Phuong Nguyen, Chemical engineer, National Library of France, and
Michel Dubus, Engineer, Centre of research and restoration of museums of
France

15:15-15:45 Measuring the emission of volatile organic compounds from
books
By Velson Horie, Research Project Manager, Collection Care, British Library

15:45-16:15 Presentation of the AER European project (Assessment of
Environmental risk related to unsound use of technologies and mass tourism)
Contributor to be confirmed.

16:00-16:30 Air quality in display cases
By Brigitte Leclerc, Biologist, Laboratory of conservation departement, and
Caroline Laffont, Microbiologist, National Library of France

16:30-17:00 Debate/questions


Friday March 6

Third session: Air management

9:00-9:30 Introduction

9:30-12:30 Round Table, with specialists from libraries, museums and
archives

• Jean-Luc Bichet, Architect, Direction of Archives of France
• France Saïe Belaïsch, Architect, Direction of Archives of France
• Tim Padfield, Chemist, Consultant in preventive conservation in museums
• Bruno Bonandrini, Heat Engineer, Head of air-conditioning service, National
Library of France

9:30-11:00 I. Air management and preservation: which conditions are
acceptable? Evolutions of standards.

11:00-11:15 Coffee break

11h15-12h45 II. Technical evolution from air-conditioning to natural
ventilation and thermal inertia. Air-conditioning: the pros and cons. Towards
hybrid buildings and solutions.

12:45-14:30 Lunch break (own arrangements)

Fourth session: Air research and development

• Anoxy, as a way of preserving, disinfecting and protecting collections

14:00-14:30: Anoxic encasements for select treasures: presentation of
the project led by the Library of Congress
By Dr Fenella France, Preservation Directorate, Library of Congress
(To be confirmed)

14:30-15:00 Collections disinfection: experimentation of Veloxy (VEry
Low OXYgen) by the Biblioteca Marciana, Italy
By Tiziana Plebani, Head of preservation and restoration, Biblioteca Nazionale
Marciana – Venezia, Italy (To be confirmed)

15:00-15:30 Low-oxygen storage project at the British Library
By John de Lucy, Head of Estates and Facilities, the British Library

• Healthcare and Aerospace Research Applied to Cultural Heritage

15:30-16:00 Presentation of the air purifier Plasmair, experimented by
the French Archives of Savoie
By Pierre Lafargue, in charge of preventive conservation, Archives of Savoie,
France

16:00-16:30 Conclusions



Registration is now open!

You can find all the information on the conference at:
http://www.ifla.org/VI/4/conf/preservation-four-elements-1_2009-march.htm

You can download the Conference Registration Form.

To register your attendance at this Conference, please complete the
registration form and return it before the 28th of February 2009:

> By post to the following address:

Christiane Baryla
Programme PAC-IFLA
Délégation aux relations internationales
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Quai François Mauriac
75706 Paris Cedex 13
France

> By mail at:

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> By fax at +33 (0)1 53 79 59 80

We will acknowledge receipt of your registration form by e-mail.

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