2013 5 Educational Program la hiff_gastright International Association of Museum Facility Administrators (IAMFA)
PAPYRUS SPRING 2013 11Each year, the IAMFA conferenceprovides attendees with outstand-ing networking opportunities andtop-notch educational programs,and this year is no exception. The23rd Annual IAMFA Conference inWashington, D.C. promises to provideyou with innovative facilities sessionsand best practices that can be immedi-ately applied at your cultural institution.You will walk away with knowledgethat will position your organizationfor long-term success.The conference officially beginson Monday at the Folger ShakespeareLibrary, with a presentation on win-dow upgrades and the prevention ofmoisture intrusion.Monday afternoon will be a treat forus all. This year’s conference committeehas decided to offer multiple educa-tional opportunities at the Library ofCongress, ensuring a broad range oftopics for conference delegates. You willhave an opportunity to choose betweensome concurrent topics: Session 1 offersyou an opportunity to learn moreabout Collections Preservation Storage orCampus-Wide Safety Upgrades from ourcolleagues at the Library of Congress.Session 2 will focus on either an LEDCase Study at Trafalgar Square presentedby Chris Tiernan or the Energy ReductionProgram for the House Office Buildingspresented by the Library of Congress.On Tuesday morning, participantswill convene at the National ZoologicalPark for more presentation sessions.Starting the day is a presentation byChris Arkins and Emrah Baki Ulasfrom Steensen Varming on Climate-Responsive Building Envelopes. Duringtheir presentation, they will discussthe challenge of conservation withrespect to temperature and humidityand lighting exposure, in relation toexternal climates, building envelopesand internal control strategies. Afterlunch, members will be treated to apanel discussion provided by a teamof collections and facilities experts onthe Shifts in Environmental-ParametersRequirements. This exciting foruminvolves a discussion on the preserva-tion environment and the uniqueThe 23rd Annual IAMFA ConferenceIncredible Educational SessionsBy Lisa LaHiff and Kendra GastrightThe Folger Shakespeare Library.The Library of Congress’ Madison Building. Giant panda at the National Zoological Park.
12 PAPYRUS SPRING 2013relationship between collections andfacilities staff.Finally, we close Day 2 with a specialpresentation on Organic Grounds Man-agement, presented by Paul Tukey fromGlenstone in Potomac, Maryland. Paulis the author of The Organic Lawn CareManual, and is the principal of an inter-national consulting firm that assistsbusinesses and municipalities in thenatural maintenance of their landscapes.On Wednesday afternoon, memberswill participate in two presentationsat the National Museum of AmericanHistory. The first will be a brief wrap-up on the Benchmarking exercisefrom Keith McClanahan. The finalpresentation for Wednesday will bea panel discussion on the Hypoxic FireProtection System at the National Museumof American History.Whether you want to know moreabout collections preservation, organiclandscape maintenance, or the preven-tion of moisture intrusion, the educa-tional program at the 23rd AnnualIAMFA Conference is sure to provideyou with valuable insights and takeaways.The concentration of so much expertisein one place is one of the tremendousbenefits of the IAMFA conference, andthe IAMFA conference program com-mittee is working hard to make theeducational programs relevant to youand your organization.We look forward to seeing youin October!Lisa LaHiff is Special Assistant to the Directorof the Office of Facilities Management andReliability at the Smithsonian Institution.Kendra Gastright is the Director of theOffice of Facilities Management andReliability at the Smithsonian Institution.The National Museum of American History.www.pennoni.comProviding Engineering Services Since 1966Construction ServicesEnergy & SustainabilityEnvironmentalGeotechnicalGrant WritingLaboratory TestingLandscape ArchitectureMaterials Testing & InspectionMEPMunicipalPlanningSite DesignStructuralSurvey & GeomaticsTransportationWater/WastewaterDelaware Maryland New Jersey Pennsylvania Virginia New York Massachusetts New Hampshire ConnecticutWinterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, DEMarylandareDelaw irVaniavennsylPNew Jersey sachusMasorkNew YYorkrginia ConnecticutNew Hampshiresetts ecticutMEPing & InspecestTTestialsMatereturchitecape ArLandscingesty TTestLaboratoringitrGrant WalGeotechnicalonmentvirEnyainabilitgy & SustEnervicesion SertConstruciontcaterroviding EngPwasteater/WWasteWWater/WionattransporTicsy & GeomatevSurturalStrucSite DesignPlanningMunicipalineering Services 1966s Since w .pennoni.comwwww.pennoni.comom