What can dew point do for you?


Event details


Cost: Free

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

When most of us think environmental monitoring, we think temperature and relative humidity. But what about dew point? What if we told you that dew point is an incredibly invaluable environmental indicator that can tell us so much about not only the collections environment, but also about the condition and functionality of our buildings and HVAC systems? This 30-minute webinar is an exploration of dew point: What is it? How can I measure it? How can I use it to care for collections?

This webinar is designed for collections stewards with all levels of experience and understanding of environmental monitoring.

About the Speaker:

Maddie Cooper, Associate Preventive Conservator

In her position as Preventive Conservator, Maddie works with both the Preservation Services and Conservation Departments to carry out preservation surveys and assessments for museums, libraries, archives, and community collections, and to work on treatment projects requiring preventive care.

Maddie has worked with a wide range of institutional and community collections. She held roles in conservation and collections at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and the Wolfsonian-FIU prior to specializing in preventive conservation in graduate school. Through her graduate career, she interned with the Disaster Research Center, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Midwest Art Conservation Center. Maddie holds an MS in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, a BA in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, and a BA in Art Conservation with a minor in Art History from the University of Delaware.