[Webinar] Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: Science, Threats, and Opportunity
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[Webinar] Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: Science, Threats, and Opportunity

LIVE WEBINAR: Sarah Sutton leads a discussion of the field’s most common climate change related challenges, and the tools being used to become resilient in the face of such sweeping change. Two guest presenters will describe how their work has already been seriously impacted by climate change.

3/8/2018
When: Thursday, March 8th, 2018
3:00 - 4:30 pm EASTERN
Where: Online
United States
Presenter: Sarah W. Sutton
Contact: Natalie Flammia
615.320.3203


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Sarah Sutton leads a discussion of the field’s most common climate change related challenges, and the tools being used to become resilient in the face of such sweeping change. Two guest presenters will describe how their work has already been seriously impacted by climate change. They discuss their perspectives, experiences, and solutions for managing the intersection between cultural heritage and climate change.

Cost: $40 members/$65 non-members

Participants will learn:

  • The difference between mitigation and resiliency
  • Critical planning tools, and existing mitigation and response resources in our field and related fields
  • Some potential funding avenues for resiliency planning
  • The experience of Strawbery Banke Museum as a coastal museum experiencing groundwater infiltration in historic structures during King tides (Speaker: Rodney Rowland)
  • The experience of Sunnylands in managing drought and high-heat incidences affecting operations and visitor experience and expectation.(Speaker: Michaeleen Gallagher)

Recommended audience: Leadership and operational staff at institutions beginning to experience storm- and heat-related stresses, and those planning ahead for their institutions’ long-term well-being.  

About the Presenters:

Sarah Sutton is co-chair of the AALSH Task Force on Environmental Sustainability. She is the author of Environmental Sustainability at Historic Site and Museums, and co-author of both editions of The Green Museum. She consults with museums, zoos, gardens and sites around the country, helping them strategize sustainable practices, operations and programming, and address climate change. She lives in Hawai’i where she is learning about island resilience in the face of climate change.

Rodney Rowland is Director of Facilities and Special Projects at Strawbery Banke Museum. He has split his 27 year career between preservation and care of the decorative arts and historic properties.  Climate Change is the latest challenge facing both.  

Michaleen Gallagher

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