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September 21, 2018
Arts & Culture

ICON ‘Passive Aggressive’ Conference


Arts & Culture

ICON ‘Passive Aggressive’ Conference

Team member Eilidh Henderson was delighted to be invited by National Galleries of Scotland and ICON to speak at the Passive Aggressive conference on Thursday 20th September. Speaking alongside Harley Haddow Mechanical & Electrical Director Mark Napier the insightful conference explored the differing approaches to achieving stable environmental conditions within museums, galleries and archives. Eilidh and Mark shared their experience on Scotland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall and music museum, St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh. Recently reopened after a significant renovation, the building incorporates passive conservation features for the protection of the world significant collection with conditions that are responsive to the varying use patterns of each of the spaces.

The ICON conference was highly informative for Conservators, Architects, Environmental Engineers and Facilities Management teams alike, and demonstrates a step towards increased integration of these disciplines, as well as an understanding of the true benefits of designing buildings to be far more Passive and energy efficient for collection conservation.