DHPSNY: Environmental Monitoring: Getting Started


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CCAHA is committed to providing universal access to our programs. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs; please contact Liyah Desher, by email at ldesher@dhpsny.org or by phone 215-545-0613 ext. 317, at least seven days prior to the start of this event to make specific arrangements.


What should you think about when establishing an environmental monitoring plan? What is a datalogger, and how do you select the right one? What are the basic tools needed to implement an environmental monitoring plan? Join Chloe Houseman, Paper Conservator at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, as she explores the importance of managing the environment in collections spaces and offers guidance on how to do so.

About the Speaker:

As a Paper Conservator at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), Chloe Houseman meets with clients, assesses condition and treatment needs, documents findings in reports, and treats a wide range of objects, including art on paper and archival materials. Chloe is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). Prior to joining the staff of CCAHA in 2018, Chloe worked as a paper conservator at Harvard University Libraries’ Weissman Preservation Center, after having previously interned there. She also completed a conservation internship at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC. Chloe received an MA in Art Conservation, specializing in Paper Conservation, from Queen’s University in Canada. She received her BA in Art History from the University at Albany.

About Documentary Preservation & Heritage Services for New York (DHPSNY)

The Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) program is a five-year initiative providing free planning and education services to New York State's collecting institutions. The program is overseen by the New York State Education Department's Office of Cultural Education, with services administered by CCAHA.

The DHPSNY team delivers education programming, Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation Surveys, Condition Surveys, and Strategic Planning Assistance to organizations in every corner of New York State. They serve the libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other institutions that safeguard New York's heritage.

Visit the DHPSNY website to learn more about their free programs and services.