"Our Planet, Our Collections" Virtual Conference


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This program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from the William Penn Foundation and Independence Foundation.

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On November 14th and 15th, 2022, the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) will present a virtual two-day conference exploring the intersection of collections care and environmental science. How do collecting institutions preserve evidence of an ever-changing natural world? And how does a changing world and climate impact those preservation efforts?

Topics at this two-day virtual conference will address actions, responsibilities, and outcomes in the care of collections through a holistic lens, including documentation of the natural environment now and in the future, and the role cultural organizations have to play in advancing sustainability efforts. Participants will learn how efforts to preserve evidence of the natural world impact contemporary conversations about sustainability and engage in discussion about both the collections and the world we hope to leave behind.

Check back here for more information on registration and our roster of speakers soon!

CCAHA is currently accepting proposals for conference sessions that highlight a project, initiative, or practice exemplifying the challenges and opportunities of documenting the natural world amidst a climate crisis. Click here to learn more and submit a proposal.