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Conservators Combating Climate Change

Conservators Combating Climate Change

By AIC's ECPN
A new podcast series sponsored by the American Institute for Conservation’s Emerging Conservation Professionals Network to foster dialogue about conservation professionals’ role in addressing climate change. Hosts Emma Hartman and Natalya Swanson will talk with guest speakers about how they are enacting change - from forming coalitions to changing daily lab practices to tailoring graduate training to disaster planning and response - in order to engage and empower a broad audience of collection care professionals and to inspire bottom-up change in labs and cultural institutions.
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Season Wrap-Up: Recognizing and Embracing Agency
In the final episode of the season, hosts Natalya Swanson and Emma Hartman are joined by Marie Desrochers, incoming host and AIC-ECPN Digital Platform Officer, to reflect on what they have learned since starting the podcast.  Have thoughts or feedback on the content? Want to share a sustainability/climate and cultural heritage story with us? Contact us at: ecpn.aic.digitalplatforms@gmail.com and/or send us a voice message by clicking the "message" button on our homepage, https://anchor.fm/conservatorscombatingcc. If you're willing, we may feature you in a future episode of the podcast! Support for this podcast series is generously provided by the University of Delaware's Department of Art Conservation in honor of Bruno Pouliot.
16:23
August 7, 2020
Forming coalitions with Kate Fugett
In this episode, Emma and Natalya speak candidly with Kate Fugett, Objects Conservator at the American Museum of Natural History, about the coalition of conservation, collection, and museum professionals she is actively forming. We discuss a broad range of topics related to community engagement and share practical advice gained from our personal experiences attempting to enact change at our respective institutions.  If you are interested in joining Kate in her goal to create a more sustainable and equitable future, please get in contact with her at Kate.Fugett@gmail.com.  Learn more about initiatives we mention in this episode:  ACT labels (https://act.mygreenlab.org); the NEH Life Cycle Assessment Project (https://www.google.com/amp/s/sustainablemuseums.net/2019/01/15/planning-an-lca-library-for-cultural-heritage-professionals/amp/); STASH C (https://stashc.com); Stemming the Tide symposium recordings (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7gn_68Hr4h-fIGqC-xRM6GnZTkqajDHL); Sustainable Development Goals (https://sdgs.un.org/goals) Have thoughts or feedback on the content? Want to share a sustainability/climate and cultural heritage story with us? Contact us at: ecpn.aic.digitalplatforms@gmail.com and/or send us a voice message by clicking the "message" button on our homepage, https://anchor.fm/conservatorscombatingcc. If you're willing, we may feature you in a future episode of the podcast!   Support for this podcast series is generously provided by the University of Delaware's Department of Art Conservation in honor of Bruno Pouliot.
38:00
July 24, 2020
Collaborating with Indigenous Communities with Francis Lukezic
In this episode, Emma and Natalya talk with Francis Lukezic, Objects Conservator at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory about her involvement in the Nunalleq Archaeological Excavation, a pre-contact Yup’ik site in Southwest Alaska. In this episode we talk about how challenging it is to take care of collections, whether in remote areas like southwest Alaska or in Maryland; the many benefits of collaborative projects; and how cultural heritage workers can help empower indigenous peoples to feel comfortable caring for their collection autonomously. Resources: Nunalleq 2019 blog: An archaeological adventure by the Bering Sea Nunalleq: Stories from the Village of Our Ancestors. A free interactive educational resource  Children of the Dig. A film by Joshua Albeza Branstetter (Branstetter Film) Hillerdal, Charlotta, Rick Knecht, and Warren Jones. 2019. “Nunalleq: Archaeology, Climate Change, and Community Engagement in a Yup'ik Village.” Arctic Anthro. 56:4-17. DOI: 10.3368/aa.56.1.4 Mossolova, Anna and Rick Knecht. 2019. “Bridging Past and Present: A Study of Precontact Yupik Masks from the Nunalleq Site, Alaska” Arctic Anthro. 56:18-38. DOI: 10.3368/aa.56.1.18 Have thoughts or feedback on the content? Want to share a sustainability/climate and cultural heritage story with us? Contact us at: ecpn.aic.digitalplatforms [at] gmail [dot] com and/or send us a voice message by clicking the "message" button on our homepage, https://anchor.fm/conservatorscombatingcc. If you're willing, we may feature you in a future episode of the podcast! Support for this podcast series is generously provided by the University of Delaware's Department of Art Conservation in honor of Bruno Pouliot.
20:04
July 3, 2020
Why Climate Justice = Social Justice
In this special mini-episode, Natalya talks about the interconnectedness of social and climate justice. She provides facts about how black and brown communities are being affected by the effects of the changing climate and responses to natural- and human-induced disasters. She ends with an optional pathway forward within the equitable green economy inspired by the NAACP's 2010 Climate Justice Initiative toolkit.   Recommended reading:   Climate and Social Justice  Climate Change is a Social Justice Issue  BlackLivesMatter, Criminalization, and Disaster Justice  Climate is the Newest Gentrifying Force, and its Effects are Already Reshaping Cities  Fumes Across the Fence-Line: The Health Impacts of Air Pollution from Oil & Gas Facilities on African American Communities  Baltimore neighborhood identified as 'ground zero' for local effects of climate crisis  Green Collar Workers: An Emerging Workforce in the Environmental Sector  No, climate action can't be separated from social justice
08:12
June 12, 2020
Graduate Studies and Sustainability with Maddie Cooper
In this episode, we talk with Maddie Cooper, Graduate Fellow at the Winterthur/University of Delaware in Art Conservation about how her pre-program experiences in South Florida shaped her decision to specialize in Preventive Conservation and how she has curated her graduate school experience to focus in disaster planning and response.  Resources: University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center Climate Change for Cultural Institutions: What you need to know Infographic NOAHS ARK Have thoughts or feedback on the content? Want to share a sustainability/climate and cultural heritage story with us? Contact us at: ecpn.aic.digitalplatforms [at] gmail [dot] com and/or send us a voice message by clicking the "message" button on our homepage, https://anchor.fm/conservatorscombatingcc. If you're willing, we may feature you in a future episode of the podcast! Support for this podcast series is generously provided by the University of Delaware's Department of Art Conservation in honor of Bruno Pouliot.
25:49
May 28, 2020
Crafting a More Sustainable Future with Henry McGhie
In this episode, we welcome Henry McGhie, bird ecologist, former head of the Manchester Museum’s curatorial team, and principal of the consultancy Curating Tomorrow, to discuss sustainability, climate change, and taking action in museum/cultural heritage spaces.  Curating Tomorrow  About the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals  Henry’s Museums and the Sustainable Development Goals Guide  Have thoughts or feedback on the content? Contact us at: ecpn.aic.digitalplatforms [at] gmail [dot] com. Support for this podcast series is generously provided by the University of Delaware's Department of Art Conservation in honor of Bruno Pouliot.
38:22
May 14, 2020
Episode 0: Introduction to the series
Introduction to the American Institute for Conservation's Emerging Conservation Professionals Network's new podcast series, "Conservators Combating Climate Change" by hosts Emma Hartman and Natalya Swanson.   Contact us at: ecpn.aic.digitalplatforms [at] gmail [dot] com.  Resources  Read AIC's Position Statement on Climate Change.  Check out AIC's Sustainability and Emergency Committees, and the excellent work they're doing to address the climate crisis.  For closed captioning, please listen on AIC's YouTube channel. Support for this podcast series is generously provided by the Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware in honor of Bruno Pouliot. 
05:41
April 21, 2020