Successful Implementation of Vibration Control During Museum Construction Projects
Museum expansions and renovations abound, and associated vibrations caused by heavy construction are potentially harmful to artwork and to sensitive elements of museum buildings themselves. Protection of these objects throughout a construction project calls for a reliable method of vibration control.
In this one-hour webinar, leading experts will explain the effects of vibrations on humans, buildings, and artwork. Then, a scientific methodology for vibration control that has been successfully implemented during several recent museum construction projects will be outlined. Feedback on how the methodology worked will be provided by a conservator and collections specialist who oversaw the process. Practical examples, photographs, and data will be provided.
Your presenters will include:
- Arne Johnson, structural engineer with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) who has served as vibration control expert for numerous museums and published widely on this topic
- Frank Zuccari, retired head of conservation at the Art Institute of Chicago who oversaw vibration control for the Modern Wing expansion and several other construction projects at the Art Institute
- Mark Ryan, Assistant Director for Collections & Exhibitions at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis who is currently overseeing vibration control during a major expansion of the museum
There will be plenty of time for your questions during the presentation. Professional development hours are also available for your participation.