Friday, 19 February 2021 11:00 until Friday, 19 February 2021 12:30


Online Zoom Seminar
An introduction to using environmental data to improve collection care

An introduction to using environmental data to improve collection care

Webinar for MSPI 

An introduction to using environmental data to improve collection care

19 February 2021 Time: 11.00 – 12.30

As part of the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland, in conjunction with the Institute for Conservator-Restorers in Ireland, the Heritage Council will hold a webinar on using environmental data to improve collection care. The webinar will highlight the importance of Environmental Monitoring for Collection Care programmes. It will take the format of three power-point presentations which will demonstrate the effective use of environmental data, including temperature, relative humidity and light reading. The first speaker will give an introduction to how to ‘crunch’ data to draw accurate and meaningful conclusions about the environment, and how this informs decision making. This will be further explored by two presentations, one an example of a large organisation using the environmental data to inform a major renovation (the National Gallery of Ireland), and the second, a casestudy of a small organisation (Muckross House) using the data to inform policy and practise in the management of an Historic House and its collection.

Following the presentations there will be an opportunity for Q & A.

This webinar will be delivered via Zoom by the following speakers:

Sven Habermann: Manager, Conservation Letterfrack,

Muirne Lydon: Paintings Conservator, National Gallery of Ireland,

Patricia O’Hare: Research and Education Officer, Muckross House

The webinar is suitable for all museum staff. There is no charge to attend this webinar to those currently in the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland. Numbers are limited to 25 participants, so early registration is essential. Place will be limited to one person per institution. How to book: To book a place please contact:

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