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  1. 1. I N T E R N AT I O N A L A S S O C I AT I O N O F M U S E U M FA C I L I T Y A D M I N I S T R AT O R SVOLUME 9NUMBER 1 PAPYRUS SPRING 2008Sneak Preview of IAMFA Benchmarking Workshopby Stacey WittigThe 2008 IAMFA Benchmarking Best Practices Workshop is Following a warm welcome from IAMFA President Guyscheduled for September 14, 2008. If you haven’t attended a Larocque, participants went on a virtual tour of cultural insti-workshop for some time, you may not be able to visualize tutions around the world. In a flurry of colorful PowerPointthe action, focus, and synergy of your FM peers discussing slides, a representative from each institution explainedproblems and solutions in a closed room . . . armed with changes to their facility in the past year, admitted to alaser pointers. benchmarking issue they would like to improve on, and If we take a quick look behind the doors of the Best bragged about a benchmarking issue at which they excel.Practices workshop that was held in Ottawa last September, The short five-minute presentations were an excellentwe’ll get a sneak preview of what you won’t want to miss way for participants to better get to know one another.this coming year. They learned that, after almost 150 years, the Art Institute of The Best Practices Workshop, usually held the day prior to Chicago will finally be connected to the adjacent Millenniumthe IAMFA Annual Conference, gives benchmarking partici- Park. Patrick Jones had been up to his ears preparing forpants a forum for reviewing the documentation and discussing the groundbreaking ceremony for the Renzo Piano-designedsurvey trends and results. continued on page 2 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Letter from the Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Message from the President . . . . . . . 6 Carbon Saving at the Natural History Museum London: CIBSE— 100 Days of Carbon Saving . . . . . . . . 9 Overview: Application of Molecular Filtration for Artefact Preservation . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Proposals for the Labelling of Buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Energy Star Roofs are Cool . . . . . . . 15 IAMFA Annual Conference London 2008 Draft Programme . . . 18 Separated by a Common Language! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Existing Building Commissioning . . 22 IAMFA Affiliation with ICOM . . . . . 25 United States Library of Congress—Archival Storage Facility, Fort Meade . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Member News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Regional Chapters Update . . . . . . . 32John de Lucy of the British Library, Frank Brown of the National Gallery in London andJack Plumb of the National Library of Scotland are riveted to Jim Moisson of the Harvard IAMFA Members—Organizations . . 34University Art Museums.
  2. 2. Sneak Preview of IAMFA Benchmarking Workshop — continued from page 1pedestrian bridge happening that Joe May revealed how the Gettyweek. While Franz Vincent of the Center saved $31,000 with the Com-Brooklyn Art Museum discussed the mercial Lighting Efficiency Offer (CLEO)challenges of keeping water out of one-time rebate program, and savedhuge skylights, Kevin Streiter lamented an additional $21,000 per year inthe 750 skylights at the High Museum energy costs.of Art, and maintenance of the sedum The IAMFA Energy Building Labelsroof on the Piano-designed structure. program was reviewed by Jack Plumb. Jim Duda of the Library of Congress The program would help identifyproclaimed, “Let the champagne out of energy use while encouraging energy-the bottle so everyone can enjoy it,” Keith McClanahan of Facility Issues, Inc., savings projects. By accrediting thewhile describing digital access of the reviewing the outcome of the 2007 labels, IAMFA could gain positivelibrary’s collections. Donald Battjes Benchmarking Exercise. public awareness. He explained thatdetailed expansion of the Renzo Piano- most of the information required todesigned building at the Los Angeles produce an Energy Building Label is ments of each institution to industryCounty Museum of Art. (Seeing a already provided within the existing average performance measurements.trend here?) Benchmarking Exercise. Dean Marshall of the National Gallery John de Lucy presented the Britishof Australia brought photos of their IAMFA Members Share Library’s use of handhelds with$92-million entrance project. Jack Plumb “Best Practices” Computer-Aided Facility Managementjoked that the Library of Scotland is a After spending time networking over (CAFM). He recommended the ease“fur coat with no knickers . . . but it’s lunch, the group reconvened for more of handhelds for measuring the per-won lots of architectural awards.” “Best Practices Presentations”. The best formance of cleaning and custodial, When Bob Morrone of the Philadel- practices had been reviewed and chosen mechanical and electrical, and cateringphia Museum of Art announced, “Our by the IAMFA Benchmarking Steering incentive-based contractors.new 173,000-square-foot Perelman Build- Committee. The presenters shared “Predictive Condition-Based Main-ing opened yesterday,” a collective gasp information from their organizations tenance” was discussed by Dan Davieswent up, as if all were wondering how that could be used to make more of the National Zoological Park as hehe ever made it out of Philly in time effective decisions on the planning, wielded a laser pointer.for the Benchmarking Workshop. designing and managing of other According to their feedback forms, Next, Keith McClanahan—founder cultural institutions. many of the participants enjoyed theof Facility Issues, the consulting firmspecializing in benchmarking ser-vices—examined the survey results for2007 and offered his recommenda-tions and comments. “Overall trendsinclude reducing energy costs andconsumption and the effective useof out-tasking,” he said. “FacilityManagers are increasing their use ofoccupancy surveys. Most are web-based and job ticket closure surveys.We’re seeing higher frequency rates(of the surveys) to provide moretimely information.” This year’s benchmarking study alsomeasured and linked costs of serviceswith customer evaluation of the qualityof those services. Each participantreceived individualized survey resultswhich included charts and graphs ofindustry averages, ratios and trends that Harry Wanless of the British Library makes a point, while Jon Roodbol of the Royal Britishcompare the performance measure- Columbia Museum evaluates survey results.2
  3. 3. “Hot Topics and Emerging Issues”sessions where they bantered about What is Benchmarking?critical issues related to Maintenance,Security, Business Continuity and • Benchmarking is a method of improving performance by comparing your own operationsPandemic Planning. Following Keith with those of others who perform better in some respects, and you can identifyMcClanahan’s presentation, “Ideas possibilities for improvement.on How to Use this Information”, the • The manager who learns how other people do things and why they get better results,“Town Hall Discussion” provided can apply the lessons to his or her own area of responsibility.opportunities for lively interaction. • Benchmarking is a method of improving operations. In essence it consists in looking Later, Kelly Bridge of The Getty and learning from others by comparing yourself with them.Center shared, “Much as I enjoyed the • Performance and behavior are not static; they change with time. Benchmarking isIAMFA conference’s excellent presen- therefore a long-term process. It is a method that involves the whole organization in searching for the best practice outside the company.tations, eye-opening tours and extra- Quoted from The Benchmarking Workbook by Bengt Karlöf.ordinary meet-and-greet sessions, © 1995 John Wiley & Sons Limited. Reproduced with permission.the Benchmarking presentation andaccompanying print-outs were my most Why Benchmark?valuable take-away.” Don’t miss this valuable opportunity • To practice continuous improvement.to join the upcoming 2008 IAMFA • To find best practices that lead to superior performance.Benchmarking Exercise. Go to http:// • To add value to current FM practices.www.facilityissues.com/Registration/ • To identify strengths and weaknesses.REG_IAMFA.asp. to register now. • To establish goals and action plans (strategic planning).And don’t forget to pack your laser • To support business cases for change.pointer! • To identify institutions with best practices. • To gain access to the executive floor.Stacey Wittig is a freelance writer • To justify costs and practices.and the Marketing Director for • To reduce costs.Facility Issues. She may be reached • To network and exchange ideas with your peers from around the world.at stacey.wittig@facilityissues.com.Participants of the 2007 IAMFA Benchmarking Exercise come together at Ottawa’s famous Fairmont Château Laurier hotel. 3
  4. 4. Letter from the Editor Day 3 will have a Sustainability theme. for the London conference were also These themes encompass the issues that in attendance, and each described their Joe May Editor, Papyrus seem to be most on our mind these company’s service offerings. days as we strive to operate with tighter You may or may not be aware that budgets and changing priorities. In the conference registration fee thatUpdate from the Mid-Year addition to these topics for the fall con- each of us pays to attend the annualBoard of Directors Meeting ference, the Board also felt it important IAMFA conference covers just part of that members visit as many institutions the total cost of putting on the con-Greetings from the Getty Center in as practical, to gain a broad under- ference. In recent years, we have madeLos Angeles, California. I hope that standing of the different conditions in significant progress in refining ouryou enjoy this Spring 2008 edition which we operate. In London, we will approach for reaching out to sponsors,of Papyrus, and that you will learn visit and attend presentations at six and it is obvious from the excellentsomething new from it. venues, including the British Museum, sponsorship results thus far this year, I recently had the pleasure of join- the National Maritime Museum, the that the process is providing benefitsing the other IAMFA board members Royal Observatory, the National Gallery, to both sponsors as well as the mem-in London for our mid-year Board of the British Library, and the Natural bers of IAMFA. IAMFA members willDirectors meeting. As you may already History Museum. All are world-class have an opportunity to meet the con-know, the Board meets throughout the cultural institutions with unique ference sponsors this fall, as each willyear by means of conference calls to collections and operating conditions. introduce the event or thediscuss issues related to the organization, During the Board’s visit to the British presentation that they are sponsoring.but our meeting during the annual fall Museum, we had the opportunity to sit I think it is also worth mentioningconference and our mid-year Board in on the annual meeting of the UK’s that one sponsor, Norland Managedmeeting are the only times each year IAMFA members. This year’s sponsors Services, made a 12.5-ton CO2 offsetthat we can actually meet in person anddiscuss the business of the organization.The mid-year Board meeting has theadded benefit of providing us with anopportunity to meet with members ofthe Conference Planning Committee,and to review plans for the upcomingfall conference. Our annual conferenceis the best opportunity for members toshare their ideas, experiences, questions,and challenges with their piers fromother cultural institutions. The annual Benchmarking meeting,which is held on the day precedingthe start of the conference, focuses onissues that affect most of us, includingthe rising cost of energy. We heard thismentioned on numerous occasionsduring the Los Angeles conference in2006, and then again last fall in Ottawa.Day 1 of this year’s conference willhave the theme of Energy Managementand Cost Control. The Board agreed thatthis is an issue that we are all dealingwith, and this focus will be beneficial. Clockwise from lower left: Guy Larocque of the Canadian Museum of Civilization and Day 2 of the London conference will Canadian War Museum, John de Lucy of the British Library, Joe May of the J. Paul Gettyhave themes of Facilities Management Trust, Jim Moisson of the Harvard University Art Museums, and Rich Kowalczyk of the& Contracts, and Capital Projects, and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.4
  5. 5. contribution to counter emissions gen- has helped us target opportunities forerated by the Board’s travel to and from improvement as we have taken steps IAMFA/ PapyrusLondon to attend the board meeting. to become leaner. I would encourage SPRING 2008This offset was made through the those who have not yet participated inSand Martin Wood Project. the Benchmarking Exercise to become Editor Lastly, I want to introduce two topics involved this year. Joe May J. Paul Getty Trustnew to this edition of Papyrus. Many of You will also see a new Memberyou participate annually in the IAMFA News section in Papyrus. Because so Papyrus CorrespondentsBenchmarking Exercise, and each year many of us meet each year at the con- Glynnan Barhamwe meet for a day-long Benchmarking ference, and many bring spouses who Donald J. Battjesconference on the Sunday prior to the attend the guest program, we have John de Lucystart of the IAMFA conference. Please developed friendships that go beyondtake time to read Stacey Wittig’s recap our discussions of business processes. Mark DeMairoof the Benchmarking Exercise in Ottawa. As I mentioned in the last issue of Chris EcobWe would like this to be a standard Papyrus, please keep us all up-to-date Rebecca T. Ellisarticle each year in the spring edition with news about your institution (and Neal Grahamof Papyrus. Participation in the Bench- you!). One of the greatest benefits to Guy Larocquemarking Exercise has increased nicely IAMFA members is the collegial rela- Ian MacLeanover the past few years, and I hope tionships that we develop over the Joe Maythis recap will encourage even more to years in the organization. We are all Jon W. Nethertonparticipate in 2008. At the Getty Center, very interested in hearing news aboutwe have plotted and tracked this data each other. Jack Plumbannually now for six years, and have Thank you to all who have con- Richard Reinertused it extensively to gauge our oper- tributed to this edition of Papyrus! Richard Stomberating costs and practices with others Harry Wanlessin the fine arts category, as well as Joe May Stacey Wittigwith the entire group as a whole. It Secretary, IAMFA and Editor of Papyrus Design and Layout Phredd Grafix Editing Artistic License Spanish Editor Fernando Pascal Printed in the U.S.A. by Lake Litho ISSN 1682-5241 Statements of fact and opinion are made on the responsibility of authors alone and do not imply an opinion on the part of the editors, officers, or members of IAMFA. The editors of IAMFA Papyrus reserve the right to accept or to reject any Article or advertisement submitted for publication. While we have made every attempt to ensure that reproduction rights have been acquired for the illustrations used in this newsletter, please let us know if we have inadvertently overlooked your copyright, and we will rectifyThe UK Annual meeting of IAMFA members, including the London conference sponsors the matter in a future issue.and the IAMFA Board of Directors. 5
  6. 6. Message from the President Guy Larocque, President of IAMFAForging IAMFA’s Networks enough the importance of networkingAt IAMFA’s mid-year Board of Directors and the opportunities that this brings. IAMFA Board of Directorsmeeting in London this past February, IAMFA has a mandate to promote and foster communications between PresidentI was reminded once again of the great facilities professionals at museums Guy Larocquevalue that networking brings to our Canadian Museum of Civilization as well as at other cultural facilities,members. After a presentation by one and Canadian War Museum enabling IAMFA members to becomeof the 2008 conference sponsors to the Gatineau, Canada more informed and better equippedlocal IAMFA chapter meeting, the Facility guy.larocque@civilization.ca to serve their institutions. These net-Manager of one of the London museums working opportunities are particularlycame up to me and asked if I could V.P., Administration useful in helping facility administratorsput him in touch with someone from Richard Kowalczyk to set and achieve standards of excel- Smithsonian Institutionthe Canada Aviation Museum, in order lence and quality in the design, con- Washington, D.C., USAto learn how some of their aircraft on struction, operation and maintenance kowalczykr@nasm.si.edudisplay were suspended from their of all classes of cultural facilities.ceilings. I simply asked him to turn The 2008 IAMFA Annual Conference V.P., Regional Affairsaround so that I could present him to in London, England will provide another John de Lucyour Vice-President of Administration, great opportunity for members to renew The British LibraryRichard Kowalczyk, who was standing acquaintances and make new contacts, London, U.K.right behind him. Of course, given that while also benefitting immensely from john.delucy@bl.ukRichard is the Chief, Preservation and the learning opportunities that will beRestoration for the Smithsonian National presented there. The Board of Directors TreasurerAir and Space Museum, he was able has met with the conference organizing Jim Moissonto provide invaluable advice from his Harvard University Art Museums team and visited the sites, and hasexperiences and specialized knowledge Cambridge, MA, USA been given a taste of the venues that james_moisson@harvard.eduregarding the same issue at his own await the members. The Board hasfacility. Not only was Richard’s advice given the conference organizing teamimmediately helpful to our Facility Secretary and Papyrus Editor a resounding thumbs-up, and we all Joseph MayManager, but the new alliance that look forward to what is shaping up to J. Paul Getty Trustwas formed between them will be of be an outstanding IAMFA conference. Los Angeles, CA, USAmutual benefit to both of them, and I strongly encourage you all to JMay@getty.eduto their institutions, in future. attend the conference in London this This is but one small example of September, to participate in the Yahoo Chairman — Conference 2008how IAMFA activities can create an group communications forum on our John de Lucyopportunity for us all to make valuable website, and to take part in your local The British Librarycontacts, and to share our knowledge chapter meetings—all with the goal of London, United Kingdomand experience. Whether the informa- continuing to forge IAMFA’s networks john.delucy@bl.uktion gained from these encounters pays to everyone’s mutual benefit.off immediately or at some time down For additional contact information,the road, or leads to other contacts in Guy Larocque, P. Eng. please visit our website at www.iamfa.orgour field of work, we cannot emphasize President, IAMFA6
  7. 7. Mot du présidentForger les réseaux de riences. Que l’information obtenue par Je vous encourage tous fortementl’IAMFA ces rencontres porte fruit immédiate- de participer à la conférence à Londres ment, à un moment future ou elle mène en septembre de cette année, de par-À la réunion de mi-année du Conseil à d’autres contacts dans ce domaine de ticiper au forum de communicationd’administration de l’IAMFA à Londres travail, nous ne pouvons pas mettre Yahoo disponible sur notre site web eten février dernier, on m’a rappelé suffisamment d’emphase sur l’impor- de participer dans les rencontres deencore une fois la grande valeur que le tance du réseautage entre gestionnaires vos chapitres locaux, le tout dans letissage des liens apporte à nos membres. de bâtiments et des opportunités but de continuer de forger les réseauxAprès une présentation par un des qu’il apporte. d’IAMFA pour le bénéfice mutuel decommanditaires de la conférence 2008 L’IAMFA a le mandat de faire la tout le monde.à la réunion du groupe local de l’IAMFA, promotion et de parrainer les com-le gestionnaire de bâtiment d’un musée munications entre les professionnels Guy Larocque, Ing.à Londres m’a approché et m’a demandé dans les musées et organisations Président, IAMFAsi je pouvais le mettre en contact avec culturelles. En faisant ainsi, l’IAMFAquelqu’un du Musée de l’aviation du permet à ses membres d’être mieuxCanada. Il désirait apprendre comment éduqués et mieux équipés pour servir Regional Chaptersce musée faisait la suspension à partir la mission de leurs institutions. Ces Atlanta, U.S.A. Kevin Streiter, High Museum of Artdu plafond de leurs avions en exposi- opportunités de réseautage aidenttion. Je lui ai tout simplement demandé Australia en particulier les administrateurs de Kim Reason, Museum Victoriade se retourner pour que je puisse le bâtiments à rencontrer leurs objectifs, Bilbao, Spainprésenter à notre Vice président de de fixer et de maintenir des normes Rogelio Diez, Guggenheim Museuml’Administration, Richard Kowalczyk, d’excellence et de qualité dans le Chicago, U.S.A. William Caddick, Art Institute of Chicagoqui se tenait debout juste derrière lui. design, la construction, l’opération Hawaii, U.S.A.Comme de raison, Richard qui occupe et l’entretien de toute les classes de Robert White, Honolulu Academy of Artsle poste de Chef, préservation et restau- bâtiments culturels. La conférence Los Angeles, U.S.A.ration au Musée national de l’air et de annuelle 2008 d’IAMFA à Londres en Joe May, J. Paul Getty Trustl’espace du Smithsonian pouvait lui Angleterre sera encore une fois une New England, USA John H. Lannon, Boston Athenaeumfournir des conseils inestimables à autre belle opportunité pour permettre New York, USApartir de son expérience et de ses con- aux membres de renouveler leurs Mark Demairo, Neue Galerienaissances spécialisées en ce qui a trait connaissances, de faire de nouveaux New Zealandà ce même type de défi qu’il encoure contacts et de bénéficier énormément Patricia Morgan, Auckland Art Gallerydans sa propre institution. Non seule- des occasions de se ressourcer qui se Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada Ian MacLean, Canada Science andment les conseils de Richard se sont présenteront à eux lors de cet événe- Technology Museum Corporationavérés immédiatement profitables à ment. Le Conseil d’administration a Philadelphia, U.S.A.notre gestionnaire de bâtiment, mais Richard Reinert, Philadelphia Museum rencontré les membres de l’équipe of Artla nouvelle alliance qu’ils ont formé organisatrice de la conférence, a visité San Francisco, U.S.A.sera de bénéfice à eux et à leurs les sites et a eu un aperçu des événe- Joe Brennan, San Francisco Museum ofinstitutions dans les années à venir. Modern Art ments qui attendent les membres. Le Ceci n’est qu’un petit exemple de United Kingdom Conseil a donné à l’équipe organisatrice Bill Jackson, National Library of Scotland,comment les activités de l’IAMFA peu- de la conférence un haut la main Edinburghvent créer des opportunités pour la enthousiaste et nous attendons avec Washington/Baltimore, USA Robert Evans, Hirshhorn Museum &création de contacts et pour permettre impatience ce qui s’annonce à être une Sculpture Gardenle partage de connaissances et d’expé- conférence IAMFA des plus prometteuse. 7
  8. 8. Mensaje del PresidenteEstableciendo redes de de forma inmediata o más adelante, o foro de comunicaciones de Yahoocontactos en el seno de que permita establecer otros contactos groups disponible en nuestro sitio web en nuestro ámbito de trabajo. No y participar también en las reunionesla IAMFA podemos subrayar suficientemente la de su capítulo local a fin de seguirEn la reunión de la Junta Directiva estableciendo redes de contactos en importancia de establecer redes dede la IAMFA de mediados de año el seno de la IAMFA que beneficien a contactos y las oportunidades que secelebrada en Londres (Inglaterra) el todos los miembros. crean de ese modo.pasado mes de febrero, pude com- El mandato de la IAMFA es promoverprobar una vez más el gran valor que Ing. Guy Larocque y fomentar las comunicaciones entretiene para nuestros miembros el estable- Presidente de la IAMFA profesionales de instalaciones encimiento de contactos. Tras una presen- museos, así como en otro tipo detación de uno de los patrocinadores instituciones culturales. Se ha demo-de la conferencia 2008 durante la strado que de ese modo la IAMFAreunión del capítulo local de la IAMFA, permite a sus miembros estar mejorel Administrador de Instalaciones de informados y dotados de mejoresuno de los museos de Londres se me herramientas para cumplir con laacercó y me preguntó si podía ponerloen contacto con alguien del Museo misión de sus instituciones. Estasde la Aviación de Canadá que pudiera oportunidades de establecer redes deexplicarle cómo habían suspendido contactos ayudan de forma particulardel techo algunos de los aviones a los administradores de instalacionesexpuestos. Simplemente le pedí que se en sus esfuerzos para establecer ydiera la vuelta para poder presentarle lograr normas de excelencia y calidad ena nuestro Vicepresidente de Admini- el diseño, construcción, funcionamientostración, Richard Kowalczyk, parado y mantenimiento de todo tipo dejusto detrás de mí. Por supuesto, instalaciones culturales.Richard, en su calidad de Jefe de La Conferencia Anual 2008 dePreservación y Restauración del la IAMFA en Londres (Inglaterra) Don’t forgetMuseo Smithsonian Nacional del Aire ofrecerá a los miembros otra gran oportunidad para retomar contacto to registery el Espacio pudo darle valiosísimosconsejos gracias a su experiencia y con colegas que ya conocen, establecer forconocimientos especializados sobre esa nuevos contactos y aprovechar a fondomisma cuestión en su propio museo. las oportunidades de aprendizaje que se pondrán a su disposición. La Junta IAMFANo sólo los consejos de Richard resul-taron de gran utilidad inmediata a Directiva se ha reunido con el equipo LONDONnuestro Administrador de Instalaciones, organizador de la conferencia, hasino que la nueva alianza que ambos visitado los sitios y se ha familiarizado 2008establecieron será mutuamente bene- con los lugares propuestos para acoger 14–17 Septemberficiosa tanto para ellos como para sus a los miembros. Ha dado al equipoinstituciones en el futuro. organizador de la conferencia su más Éste no es sino un pequeño ejemplo rotundo visto bueno y todos aguar-para ilustrar de qué modo las actividades damos con impaciencia lo que promete See page 17de la IAMFA pueden crear oportuni- ser una extraordinaria conferencia de for details.dades para establecer contactos y para la IAMFA.intercambiar conocimientos y exper- Los animo vivamente a todos a asistiriencias. Puede que la información a la conferencia en Londres el próximo http://www.iamfa.org/obtenida en estos encuentros dé fruto mes de septiembre, participar en el8
  9. 9. Carbon Saving at the Natural History Museum London CIBSE—100 Days of Carbon Saving By Glynnan BarhamSeven hundred organisations signed up on monitoring the savings made from A dedicated 100days@nhm.ac.uk e-mailfor the Chartered Institute of Building any implemented measures. address was also established, and staffServices Engineers’ (CIBSE) 100 Days To support the Natural History directly e-mailed queries, commentsof Carbon Saving campaign, aimed Museum’s campaign, it was recognised and competition responses to ourat cutting carbon emissions in their that it was essential to have a clear way 100 Days team.workplaces between September and of illustrating the amount of carbon For the Museum, the 100 DaysDecember 2007. For the second year dioxide (CO2) to be saved. One of campaign focused on real, measurablerunning, the Natural History Museum in the most recognisable aspects of the improvements in reducing carbonLondon was one of those demonstrating Museum is its Central Hall—this became emissions, while also ensuring that theits commitment. the focus for our savings. A target was message was disseminated to all staff The 100 Days campaign aims to help set to save the equivalent of four Central and not just to those with access toparticipants realise the carbon-saving Hall volumes of CO2 (each calculated at the intranet. Some of the decisions wepotential of their workplace, while 60 tonnes); however, at the end of the made to make these improvementsencouraging behavioural changes in campaign, we had doubled this target and communicate the message provedstaff, and managerial initiatives designed with over eight halls’ worth (approxi- a little controversial—in particular, theto reduce carbon emissions from their mately 480 tonnes) of savings achieved. use of energy to power an informationbuildings. This is achieved by encourag- Using the Central Hall measure- screen at the Museum staff entranceing businesses and organisations to ment provided staff with a visible image to deliver weekly campaign messagesimplement simple no- or low-cost carbon to use in reporting against our mon- and progress.reduction measures during the 100-day itored progress, with the Central Hall The Museum’s security team imple-period. In order to track carbon-savings ‘gauge’ becoming the focal point of mented a ‘night-time zero’ project bylevels, particular emphasis is placed our dedicated 100 Days intranet site. continued on page 13The 100 Days team publicised the event ina key central Museum location. The Natural History Museum’s 100 Days team at the information screen. 9
  10. 10. Overview: Application of Molecular Filtration for Artefact Preservation By Chris EcobIntroduction pollutants (particles and chemicals) degree, paper—are problematic. WoodThe principal functions of museums, may be required. may be part of the collection or partart galleries, libraries and archives are of the building fabric or fitments. Theto provide an interface between col- situation is compounded if the wood Why Molecular Filters in is in the form of a reconstituted productlections and the public, and to preserve Museums and Art Galleries? that incorporates a formaldehyde-artefacts for future generations. Conditions for employees and the Many artefacts are susceptible to irre- phenolic resin. These materials degradeviewing public should be comfortable versible damage caused by molecular and continuously emit hazardousand healthy, so buildings are normally (chemical) pollutants. There are two chemicals, including formic acid,ventilated. “Fresh” air from outside sources of pollutants: external and acetic acid and formaldehyde. Theseenters a modern facility through a internal to the building. The external can damage other items, particularlyforced ventilation system. To preserve sources are most significant, both in metals such as lead, copper, zinc andtheir condition, artefacts also require terms of concentration and potency. glass (2). It is noteworthy that, follow-a particular environment, but these Key examples are traffic fumes, power ing observations of damage and studiesconditions can be more critical than generation, and industry (1). Internal into root causes, most collections havethose required by humans. Depending sources are less obvious, but to some striven to eliminate artefact storageon the artefacts, close control of tem- artefacts, equally harmful. Cellulose- in wooden containers—or at leastperature, relative humidity and airborne based items—i.e., wood and, to a lesser transfer the most susceptible objects to other storage methods. When considering the effect of molecular pollutants, the dose effect Table 1 is applicable: both the concentration Pollutants, sources and effects and the period of exposure need to Pollutant Source Effect and Reason be taken into account. Sulphur dioxide External Sulphur impurities Blackening of old paintings. Colour in vehicle and pigments, which incorporated The Application of boiler fuels oxides of lead and chromium, are converted by sulphur dioxide to Molecular Filters sulphides, which are black in colour. Molecular filters can significantly reduce Corrosion of metal objects (bronzes) levels of harmful pollutants within gal- and stone sculptures (limestone, leries. In a typical ventilation system, marble). Sulphur dioxide combines filters can be installed in the fresh with water vapour in the air, (make-up) air supply system and/or resulting in a mild acid solution (sulphurous). in the recirculation (return) air system. Since the major sources of contaminant Oxides of External Vehicle exhausts, Corrosion of metal objects (bronzes) nitrogen industrial Sources and stone sculptures (limestone, gases are external to the building, it marble). Oxides of nitrogen combine should be a priority to apply filtration with water vapour in the air in the supply air system. Molecular resulting in a mild acid solution filters in this location are challenged (nitrous). with the highest levels of pollutants, Ozone External Interaction of air, Accelerated ageing of paper, and they must operate with high effi- UV light & other textiles, leather and other organic VOCs materials. Ozone is a strong ciency on a “single-pass” basis. Such oxidising agent. filters are typified by a robust design and high weights of adsorbent. Filters Organic acids Internal Wood board, Corrosion to metals (lead, copper, (formic, acetic) paper, wood zinc) and glass, damage to other in the fresh air system have no impact organic items, damage to calcium- on pollutants from internal sources. Formaldehyde Internal Wood board, based materials; e.g., shells and paper, wood, Molecular filters in the recirculation preservatives system handle lower concentrations of residual pollutants, while also handling10
  11. 11. pollutants from internal sources and The consequences of poor mecha- materials are typified by standard gradesoperating on a multi-pass basis. It is nical sealing in a molecular filter are of activated carbon. By contrast,possible, and in some cases desirable, to shown in Figure 1. The graphs show “Specific Target” adsorbents selectivelyutilise filters which are able to effectively the efficiency against time curves for adsorb some of the molecules con-scavenge the low concentrations of two different filter concepts that use sidered difficult to control with standardgases. These will be filters utilising similar amounts of the same filter activated carbon. These materials willrelatively low weights of adsorbent, media. The assumption is made that, probably have limited or no capacitybut the adsorbent is present in a very when the filter media is new, it should for other types of molecules outside thefinely divided form and operate using be capable of providing virtually 100% target. Specific Target adsorbents area mechanism of Rapid Adsorption removal efficiency. The curves are very typified by standard activated-carbonDynamics (RAD). typical, in that efficiency progressively materials that have been modified by To achieve maximum removal effi- declines with time until the point when the addition of chemicals to enhanceciency and effective lifetime, it is essen- all the capacity is consumed and effi- their capacity towards the target mole-tial that, for any filter, an engineered ciency has fallen to zero. Of course, the cule(s). Other adsorbents, such as thoseapproach is taken to eliminate internal practical end of life is reached long based on activated alumina, have beenleaks or bypass (see following section). before efficiency has fallen to zero. used. However, a definitive study In practice, the selection of filter In this case, we assume an acceptable in the UK concerning the controltype and filter location has to take into final efficiency value of 50%. of atmospheric sulphur dioxide inaccount the collection, available space, museums concluded that both stan-permissible pressure loss, available Adsorbents dard activated carbons made frombudget and serviceability. Molecular coconut shell and a coal-based carbon Molecular filters use adsorption pro-filtration may also be applied locally; impregnated with copper oxide per- cesses to remove chemical pollutantsi.e., in storage rooms (recirculation formed “significantly better” than a from air. There are many commercialunits) or in display cases. proprietary activated alumina adsorbent adsorbents available that have different impregnated with potassium permang- properties and varying levels of per- anate (4). It has also been demonstratedThe Effect of Mechanical formance. The adsorbents fall into two that activated alumina-based adsorbentsLeakage on Initial Efficiency broad categories: “Broad Spectrum” and have little or no removal capacity “Specific Target”. Broad Spectrum adsor-and Effective Lifetime towards ozone. (5). The advantage bents have an affinity for a very wideAs with any filter, the elimination of of alumina-based materials may be in range of organic vapours; however,by-pass or mechanical leakage is the control of carbonyl compounds. their capacity for true gases (boilingessential if the full potential of the point < 0 deg. C) may be limited. These continued on page 12device is to be realised. The perfor-mances of commercial filter installationsdiffer widely in this regard. The bestperformers are those filters which Initial Typical graph of Efficiency against Lifetime for 2 Filter Conceptsutilise a positive sealing and locking efficiency values for themechanism to secure them into their 2 filterholding frame. The industry benchmark systems 99% and 85% 100filter uses a cylindrical filter design with Camcarb efficiency still at 75%, Due to leaks 90 when Vee cassette filtera “press and twist” fitting system similar in Vee efficiency has dropped to 50% cassette filter 80to a bayonet light fitting. This method (replacement value)ensures effective and durable com- 70 Efficiency (%)pression of the seal, and permanent 60elimination of leaks. Conversely, systems 50 Cylinder (Camcarb) filter with zerowhere plastic Vee cassettes or trays 40 mechanical leakageslide into loose-fitting sheet metal 30housings are at the bottom end of the 20 Lifetime at 50% final efficiency is Vee cassette filter ~6000 hrs for Vee cassette filter with 15%performance range. Mechanical leakage system and ~8000 hrs for Cylinder mechanical leakage 10rates have been measured, using non- (Camcarb) -30% more life 0destructive tests with cyclohexane, as 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000high as 15% or even 20%. A leakage Lifetime (hours)rate of 15% can shorten lifetime by asmuch as 30%. Figure 1: The effect of mechanical leakage on initial efficiency and effective lifetime. 11
  12. 12. Overview: Application of Molecular Filtration for Artefact Preservation — continued from page 11Support ServicesFollowing the installation of molecular Table 2filters, users should have two key A summary of adsorbents used in artefact preservation applicationsquestions: Base Removali) Is the filter still in specification Material Material Type Mechanism Target Gas (or providing in-specification Coconut shell downstream conditions)? Coconut shell Sulphur dioxide, Broad spectrumii) How much longer will the filter Coal ozone, VOCs remain in specification (or what Carbon Coal is the residual lifetime)? Sulphur dioxide (high Coal with copper oxideThese questions may be answered by capacity), nitrogen impregnation Chemical dioxide, ozonea combination of air-quality measure- adsorptionments1 and condition analysis of samples Coal with potassium Acid gases (high bicarbonate impregnation capacity), ozoneof the molecular filtration media. Alumina / potassium Acid gases, Many techniques are available to permanganate impregnation Chemical formaldehydemeasure air quality, varying in sophis- Alumina Alumina / potassium adsorption/ broad spectrum Acidic gases,tication and cost. The two fundamental permanganate blended with formaldehyde, VOCsmethodologies are dynamic and passive carbonsampling. Dynamic-sampling techniquesare more expensive, but may providereal-time measurements. In museumsand art galleries, conditions should In the second, the residual capacity of sophisticated tests are available; morebe relatively stable, and it is usually the media is assessed against a stan- detailed information is required.acceptable to use a passive-sampling dard solvent vapour stream. In bothtechnique. This methodology involves cases, data is compared to correspond-exposure of a sensor over a period of Standards Relating to ing values for new carbon, as well astime (one month), followed by a labo- for carbon that would be considered Gallery Conditionsratory analysis. The technique retro- exhausted. To obtain maximum benefit, There are no widely applied standardsspectively reports average conditions a series of analyses should be made at for air quality inside museums andover the exposure period. An example galleries. It is the sensitivity of the regular intervals. This methodologyof passive sampling is the exposure and artefacts and demands from curators can identify the media’s rate of deteri-analysis of metal coupons to determine and conservators that often determine oration, and it is therefore possible tothe presence of generic acidic gases. predict the end of the useful life, prior in-gallery conditions. In turn, theseToday, more sophisticated low-cost to failure. These tests provide non- specifications will govern the criteriapassive-sampling techniques are avail- specific results and would not, for for molecular filtration. One standardable that can individually determine the example, distinguish between adsorbed that seems to have been widelypresence of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen acetic acid and toluene. More adopted by consultants and designdioxide and ozone down to sub-partsper billion (ppb) concentrations. There are two concepts used toevaluate media condition. The first is Minimum acceptablea quantitative determination of the Molecular Pollutant concentration Sourceadsorbed contamination in the media. Sulphur dioxide < 10 micrograms/m3 British Standard BS 5454 2000 Nitrogen dioxide < 10 micrograms/m3 British Standard BS 5454 20001Air quality in an enclosed space is notentirely controlled by the supply air Ozone < 2 micrograms/m3 International Centre of the Study forfiltration. It may be adversely influenced Preservation and Restoration of Culturalby fugitive sources leaking into the room Property (ICCROM)or sources within the room.12
  13. 13. engineers is BS5454 (6). To illustrate (2) K. Eremin, Carbonyl Pollutants, a (5) Results of challenge testingthe above point, there are recom- Museum Perspective, IAP Working molecular filtration media withmendation for storage conditions for Group, Presentation 13, 1998. ozone, Camfil Farr AB, Sweden,different types of material such as Dept. Internal R+D report, 2007 (3) Cecily M.G. Druzik, Formaldehyde:paper and photographic materials Detection and Mitigation, WAAC (6) Recommendations for the storagewithin this standard. Newsletter, Volume 13, Number 2, and exhibition of archival May 1991, pp.13–16. documents, British StandardReferences BS5454:2000 (4) The Control of Atmospheric Sulphur(1) Stephen Hackney, “The Distribu- Dioxide in Air Conditioned Build- tion of Gaseous Air Pollution Chris Ecob is Global Business Manager ings, Department of Environment, within Museums” in Studies in of Molecular Filtration with CamfilFarr. Property Services Agency (UK), Conservation, Vol. 29, No. 3 1981, Technical Report (M+E) TR70. (Aug., 1984), pp. 105–116.Carbon Saving at the Natural History Museum London — continued from page 9‘switching off’ and reporting officesconsistently leaving items ‘switchedon’. These offices were ‘named andshamed’ on the screen, which resultedin staff talking about energy efficiencyand ultimately considering their ownactions. The night-time zero project,which was linked to the ‘naming andshaming’, led to the biggest carbonsavings overall. Activities held during the 100 Daysthat could be measured achieved thefollowing savings:• ‘Meet and Greet’ staff sessions saved around 2 tonnes of CO2. Fifty five staff took home an energy efficient light bulb in return for completing a home energy survey. They were also given a personalised report David Sanders, Director of Estates, receiving the Natural History Museum’s award, containing recommendations on presented by Dame Ellen MacArthur. how they could reduce home energy use. thereby encouraging the use of the which was reflected by the Museum stairs in preference to the lift. being short-listed for two of CIBSE’s• Recycling and purchasing recycled • Guided tours of the Museum’s awards at the end of the event. The goods saved around 82 tonnes new “Combined Heat & Power” efforts of the Museum were of CO2. energy centre. subsequently recognised when we• The ‘night-time zero’ project saved went on to receive the award for the about 400 tonnes of CO2. • “Local Cooling”—the use of energy “Best Carbon Saving Campaign” at the management software to fine-tune CIBSE annual dinner and awards night the energy consumption of each in February 2008. In addition to the activities mentioned personal computer.above, we also developed:• A calorie counter—using this, staff Throughout the 100 Days, Museum Glynnan Barham is Manager of could calculate how many calories staff demonstrated a high level of sup- Energy & Emissions at the Natural they had burnt by using the stairs, port and commitment to the campaign, History Museum in London, England. 13
  14. 14. Proposals for the Labelling of Buildings By Jack PlumbIntroduction demonstrate progress, or otherwise, in nization’s operational requirementsAvid readers of Papyrus may remember reducing energy consumption. This during the year under review, (e.g.my article in the Summer 2007 issue certificate would be displayed such longer opening hours for a significantintroducing this proposal. The object that staff and members of the public exhibition, etc.).of that article was to set out some pro- could see the information. We providedposals for the labelling of buildings, a proposed certificate, which provided a grading chart for the particular year Proposals to Dateinviting comment, so that those who and a bar chart showing performance As far as the certificate itself is con-made it to the AGM in Ottawa could over the previous three years. Space cerned, we have made a couple ofhave a discussion and vote on the way was left for individual institutions to changes. One was to have the IAMFAahead. For those of us who completed insert information relevant to their banner moved to the bottom of thethe 2007 Benchmarking Exercise, a very operations, be it further consumption certificate to allow the institution con-good example of the Energy Perfor- information (I gave the example of cerned to have its banner as a header,mance Certificate was produced as water consumption), or an explanation thereby identifying the certificate aspart that Benchmarking Exercise. Wethus had a very good idea of what to of some significant change in the orga- continued on page 16expect, both in terms of the certificateitself and the amount of information Display Energy Certificate NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND Causewaysiderequired producing the certificate. At Edinburgh EH9 1SL, UK Building: National Library of Scotlandthe AGM in Ottawa, we agreed to pro- Date of Issue: 12/29/06ceed with this proposal. The purpose Audited by:of this article is to update you on the Date of Audit:discussions that took place in Ottawa. Period Covered: 2006 Operational Saving Grade RatingSummary Better > 15% A ADuring a brainstorming session at 10% to 5% Bthe 2005 IAMFA conference in Bilbao, 5% to 10% Caimed at improving the image and 0% to 5% Drelevance of IAMFA, a suggestion 0% to 5% E 5% to 10% Fwas made that IAMFA become a more 10% to 15% Grecognised authority in museum facility Worse >15% Hadministration. One way in which thiscould be achieved would be for IAMFA Good Practice Level: 445 kWh/m2 MAGEC Bench Marking Exerciseto produce a building certificate dem- Typical Level: 570 kWh/m2 MAGEC Bench Marking Exerciseonstrating the performance of that Actual Level: 200.42 kWh/m2facility compared with similar facilities. Water Consumption: 1546 m3 A working group was set up to Typical Consumption: 600 m3 OGC Report 2003 (9.3 m3/person/year)investigate how this idea could be Best Practice: 410 m3 OGC Report 2003 (6.4 m3/person/year)developed. The working group con-sisted of Jack Plumb of the NationalLibrary of Scotland, Frank Brown of Operational Rating for Last 3 Yearsthe National Gallery in London, John 2004 2005 2006Standish of the Smithsonian Institution, -20.00% -17.25%Ian MacLean of the Canada Science and -15.00% Operational RatingTechnology Museum Corporation, and -10.00% -5.00% -2.84%Keith McClanahan of Facility Issues, Inc. 0.00% The proposal made at the Ottawa 5.00%AGM was that, as part of the existing 10.00% 7.88%Benchmarking Exercise, members 15.00%would provide sufficient information 20.00%to produce a certificate which would14
  15. 15. Energy Star Roofs are Cool By Richard StomberStarted in 1992, Energy Star is a combined effort of the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Departmentof Energy which labels products that are energy efficientand that potentially lower greenhouse gas emissions. Whilethe Energy Star label has become a ubiquitous icon in theU.S.—easily recognized on qualifying computers, monitors,appliances, lighting, and climate control equipment—many ofus may not realize that it has also been applied to commercialroofing products. Energy Star roofing products, generically called “cool roofs”,qualify through their ability to reflect incident sunlight (reflec-tivity) and reduce the amount of absorbed and radiated heatfrom the surface (emissivity). Reflectivity and emissivity arecombined to derive the Solar Reflective Index (SRI) of theroofing product. In order to qualify, the initial and three- this can increase the ambient temperature by several degreesyear operating SRI must meet minimum performance stan- and result in poorer air quality for residents. Additionally,dards for steep-slope and low-slope roof products. Addi- since reflective roofs have a narrower surface temperaturetionally, the manufacturer’s roof warranty for an Energy range, there is less thermal expansion and less stress ofStar product must be equal in all respects to non-reflective the membrane.roof products. The level of energy savings from an Energy Star roof depends largely on local climate and the ratio of roof areaTypical Reflectance Values: to overall building size. In general, these roofs are cost- effective for any facility that has more cooling-degree daysWhite Reflective Roof Coating or Membrane .85 than heating-degree days, with hot and sunny climates real-White Paint .60 izing the greatest benefits. In these cases, the hot-weatherAluminized asphalt .40 savings will exceed any heat gain benefit of non-reflectiveConcrete .22 roofs during the winter months.Bitumen (asphalt) .09 When discussing cool roofs, there is a great deal of data to back up the claims of the heat island effect, roof surface Most of the Energy Star roofing products fall into three temperature, and energy savings. The U.S. Department ofcategories: single-ply membranes, metal, and applied Energy has an energy-savings calculator to demonstrate thecoatings. The products achieve acceptable SRI ratings by savings. With identical energy cost, roof insulation, and fuelusing lighter colors, reflective finishes, and thin materials. type, a simple sampling of net annual energy savings for aThe coatings are typically applied to existing darker roofs. 10,000-square-foot “cool” roof, compared to dark-surface,The Energy Star label does not provide specific recommen- is as follows:dations for roof insulation, which should be discussed withthe installer or manufacturer. A list of approved material Newark, NJ $ 780suppliers, referred to as “partners”, can be found on the Los Angeles,CA $ 600Energy Star website, which also offers information on over Chicago, IL $ 50050 other product categories. New Orleans, LA $1,700 With their light colors and thin material layer, Energy Ottawa, ON $ 150Star roofs have been proven to lower roof surface temper-atures by over 100˚F. This can have a profound effect onenergy savings, by reducing peak cooling loads during the On a clear sunny day, being on a white roof can onlysummer and reducing overall electricity consumption. The be compared to staring at a welder’s torch. Without goodreflective properties of the roof can also offset the heat- sunglasses, don’t expect to get a lot of work done unlessisland effect, which is caused by dark surfaces—primarily your eyes closed. Also, the membrane roofs are white,roofs and pavement—absorbing the sun’s heat, then releasing smooth, and slippery when wet or icy. Water and ice areit during the course of the day or evening. In urban areas, continued on page 16 15
  16. 16. Energy Star Roofs are Cool — continued from page 15difficult to see against the bright background. Maintaining a Other Sources of Information:good Solar Reflection Index to maximize savings may Energy Starrequire a little more maintenance than conventional roofs. (www.energystar.gov)While soil accumulation is almost immediate, and difficultto avoid entirely, it is not believed to have a significant Cool Roof Rating Councileffect on SRI. However, a periodic pressure washing or (www.coolroofs.org)cleaning of some areas may be necessary. Energy Star Roofing Calculator My own experience with cool roofs has been favorable. (www.roofcalc.cadmusdev.com)A white membrane TPO roof with an Energy Star label Roof Coatings Manufacturers Associationrecently installed at the Newark Museum was nearly identical (www.roofcoatings.org)in price and performance when compared to a black EPDMroof. While I did not research the international scene, if Department of Energy Cool Roof Calculatorsimilar standards don’t exist in fair-weather climates else- (http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/facts/where in the world, it is almost certain that comparable CoolCalcEnergy.htm)roof products are available. While not truly “green”, coolroofs provide a cost-effective way to reduce energy costs Richard Stomber, P.E., is Director of Facility Operations atand greenhouse gas emissions. the Newark Museum.Proposals for the Labelling of Buildings — continued from page 14belonging to that institution. The other mation relating to LEED (Leadership their particular building. Colleagues willchange is that the certificate’s name Energy and Environmental Design) for thus need to decide what that informa-has been changed to “Display Energy existing buildings would be most appro- tion should be, how it should beCertificate” from the previous “Energy priate. The reason for this proposal is collected, etc. It is hoped that thesePerformance Certificate”. This is because that we believe the pressure to dem- certificates can be placed in all signifi-a Display Energy Certificate refers to onstrate sustainable development can cant buildings, which could well meanexisting buildings, and the Energy only increase in future, so this presents that some institutions might have morePerformance Certificate refers to new an ideal opportunity to make a start. than one certificate. (Keith McClanahanbuildings. I have also added contact The working party therefore recom- of Facility Issues is currently consideringdetails, which will direct members of mends that, on the back of the DEC, just how this could be achieved withinpublic or staff to someone—or at least, we provide an action list of all the the current annual Benchmarkingsomewhere—in the institution who can “Prerequisites” for obtaining LEED Exercise.) The back of the DEC willanswer questions on the certificate. certification, enabling institutions to list an action plan for completion of Following the European Union check them off as progress is made. the nine prerequisites required formodel for these certificates, informa- existing LEED building certification.tion will be provided on the back of It is proposed that basic energythe Display Energy Certificate (DEC). Recommendations information, along with any otherIn the UK, it has been proposed that a We invite you to consider the above, information considered relevant, willcertified assessor produce these DECs and to discuss this proposal with be collected and displayed each year,and that a report will be included with colleagues within your individual given that these DEC would only bethe DEC regarding possible further institutions. Note that accepting this valid for one year.energy-conservation measures and the proposal would mean providing a On behalf of the working group, Isavings these measures could achieve, place where members of the public encourage acceptance of this proposal.as well as a detailed breakdown on and staff can view the certificate, It is our intention that this proposal beenergy-consuming equipment within which almost certainly means input put to the IAMFA membership at thethe particular building. We concluded from your management. We propose 2008 London Conference AGM, wherethat this type of approach would not that this certificate be 8.5 x 11 inches members of IAMFA will have anbe suitable for the IAMFA membership. or A3 in size, mounted portrait-style. opportunity to decide if you wishWhen considering what types of infor- Whilst basic energy consumption to proceed.mation might be of value to IAMFA information will be displayed in a grad-members, while also being achievable uated form with the three-year bar chart Jack Plumb is the Deputy Estatesthrough the Benchmarking Exercise, underneath, there are spaces for institu- Manager at the National Librarywe decided to recommend that infor- tions to place information relevant to of Scotland.16
  17. 17. Reminder to Register for IAMFA LONDON 2008 14–17 September You know you want to be there! http://www.iamfa.org/ ALL FEES ARE PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS □ Member conference fee: $600 (after Aug 20, add $50) □ Non-member conference fee: $700 (after Aug 20, add $50) □ Sign me up as a new member: $150 □ Guest program fee: $350 (after Aug 20, add $50) (under 12: $150) □ Optional Visit to British Library $200 — NOW REDUCED TO ONLY $50!! Additional Storage Building/ York City on 18 September 17
  18. 18. Draft Programme — IAMFA An MEMBERS SUNDAY Museum Benchmarking and Best Practices Workshop 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (Hotel Russell) 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Conference Registration (Hotel Russell) 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Opening reception at British MuseumGreat Court, British Museum MONDAY Meeting at The National Gallery 8.30 am to 11:30 am “Energy Savings & Performance Audits” Site visit to chillers, ETFE roofs, East Wing Project 11:30 am completed 2006 or Tour of Collections 12.30 pm Lunch at National Gallery 2:00 pm River cruise to Greenwich 4:00 pm Planetarium Show 4:30 pm Free time to walk the meridian line 5:30 pm Pre-dinner drinks in Trafalgar pub Staircase Hall, National Gallery 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Dinner on river boat to Embankment pier TUESDAY Meeting at British Museum 9:00 am to 12:00 pm “Facilities Management & Contracts” 12:30 pm Lunch at British Library 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Meeting at British Library “Capital Projects” 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm IAMFA annual general meeting Free eveningCentre for Conservation, British Library 6:00 pm IAMFA Board meeting 7:30 pm IAMFA Board dinner WEDNESDAY Meeting at Natural History Museum 9:00 am to 4:00 pm “Climate Change—How London Museums are Meeting the Challenge” 1:00 pm Lunch in “From the Beginning” Gallery Tour of Darwin Centre 1 & 2 2:00 pm OR free time to look around museum 7:15 pm to 10:45 pm Gala dinner (Natural History Museum)Earth Galleries Atrium, Natural History Museum ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL VISIT 9:00 am Train London to York 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Visit to Additional Storage building 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Lunch in York (venue tbc) 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm York guided walking tour 4:31 pm to 6:44 pm Train York to LondonBritish Library Additional Storage Building18

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