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Sunday, May 15 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
(Emergency) Risk management In the Regional Museum of Anthropology Palacio Cantón in Merida

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Risk management in the field of cultural heritage is essential to ensure the proper conservation and preservation of cultural objects. In the Regional Museum of Anthropology Palacio Cantón in Merida, Mexico, thanks to its young conservation and restoration department, has been designed an essential document determining the risks to which the collection is exposed. As a first step, were identified different types of agents of deterioration that threaten the objects, including natural, physical, environmental, organizational / management and operation agents. As a Result were designed plan of action in 5 Steps to respond to disaster (hurricane, flood, fire, theft) and a draft preventive conservation plans that have created monitoring and control of environmental conditions and biological attacks. In this case, the conservation of cultural objects is directly related to the building that houses the museum's collections, understand the systemic relationship of container and content is paramount in this case the source detected a problem as the original destination, it is say this space created in the early twentieth century, was not designed to house a museum or to protect a collection of nearly 20,000 objects that are part of the cultural heritage. In this situation, significant risks both for conservation and for the collection property is

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Laura Hernandez Pena

Conservator-Restorer of the Regional Museum of Anthropology Palacio Cantón in Merida, INAH
I am restorer Regional Museum of Anthropology "Palacio Canton", were I have dedicated, along with the rest of the team, to the design and implementation of the project of preventive conservation, the action plan in case of disasters for safeguarding patrimonioales goods in the deposit... Read More →

Diana Ugalde

Conservator, Museo Regional de Antropología Palacio Cantón
I am a professional conservator trained at the Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía in México City. Since 2012, I have worked work at the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia as a restorator-conservator in the department of conservation and restoration... Read More →

Sunday May 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Room 513 A/C