S11E02: Standards in Conservation

Together with special guest hosts Dr David Leigh and Dr Isobel Griffin we delve into the world of conservation standards: what are they, how do they come into being, and how are we using them? Kloe also talks to Jane Henderson about the importance of having many voices in the room and when people might start waving pitchforks around, and Jenny reviews ‘Greener Solvents in Conservation.’

00:03:01 Standards in day-to-day life as well as conservation
00:07:47 The birth of a standard
00:15:04 Reviews and the implications
00:17:53 Standards in the pipeline
00:23:03 Diversity in decision making
00:29:18 How to access standards for FREE
00:33:59 Professional standards or codes of practice vs established standards
00:36:29 The bewildering array of information in the world
00:42:45 Come contribute!
00:43:02 Interview with Jane Henderson
00:58:45 Review: Greener Solvents in Conservation – An Introductory Guide
01:03:58 Patreon shout-out

Show Notes:
– B/560 Conservation of Tangible Cultural Heritage committee: https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50001857
– British Standards Institute: https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/
– European Standards: https://www.en-standard.eu/
– Swedish Institute for Standards: https://www.sis.se/en/
– Standards bodies definition and list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standards_organization
– Helen Hughes on working on standards: https://www.icon.org.uk/resource/helen-hughes-acr-working-on-site-during-coronavirus.html
– Icon Documentation Network: https://www.icon.org.uk/groups-and-networks/documentation-network.html
– Greatest hits book: https://www.beuth.de/en/publication/din-handbook-410/308401223
– Icon professional standards: https://www.icon.org.uk/resources/resources-for-conservation-professionals/standards-and-ethics/icon-professional-standards.html
– What conservation standards are: https://www.icon.org.uk/resources/resources-for-conservation-professionals/standards-and-ethics/conservation-standards.html
– ISO Standards: https://www.iso.org/standards.html
– Spectrum collections management standard: https://collectionstrust.org.uk/spectrum/
– GIS standards: https://www.gistandards.eu/gis-standards/
– Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Methods Committee: https://www.rsc.org/membership-and-community/connect-with-others/through-interests/divisions/analytical/amc/
– ASHRAE handbook for engineers: https://www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/ashrae-handbook
– AIC Wiki: https://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/Main_Page
– CCI Notes: https://www.canada.ca/en/conservation-institute/services/conservation-preservation-publications/canadian-conservation-institute-notes.html
– More on standards regarding built heritage: https://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/standards/standards.htm
– The Pitfalls and Possibilities of Standardisation (talk by Jane Henderson): https://markk-hamburg.de/from-conservation-to-conversation/workshop-contributions/
– James Acaster on the absurdity of the British Empire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x73PkUvArJY
– S08E03 Returning Cultural Objects: https://thecword.show/2020/10/14/s08e03-returning-cultural-objects/
– Buy ‘Greener Solvents in Conservation’ from the publisher: https://archetype.co.uk/our-titles/greener-solvents-in-conservation/?id=380
– Download ‘Greener Solvents in Conservation’ for FREE: https://www.siconserve.org/greener-solvents/greener-solvents-hand-book/

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Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, David Leigh, and Isobel Griffin.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

A Wooden Dice production, 2022.

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