Monday, September 12, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
Free Virtual Workshop
Presented by the Los Angeles Preservation Network and Conserv. What is environmental monitoring? Why do we do it? What types of tools are useful for monitoring temperature, relative humidity, and light? Using case studies from conservators on Conserv’s staff, we will discuss these questions, and give a brief introduction to Conserv’s wireless data loggers and free environmental monitoring/pest management software designed specifically for cultural heritage collections.
Allison Lewis is an Objects Conservator and Conservation Liaison at the preventive conservation platform Conserv. She has a Master’s degree in Conservation from the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program. Before joining Conserv, Allison spent seven years at the Oakland Museum of California working with an encyclopedic collection that includes fine art, natural science material, and all sorts of objects related to California history. She has extensive archaeological conservation experience, and some of her other interests include care of natural history specimens and integrated pest management (IPM).