STASH_logo-700This year’s conference theme addresses treatment and collections care programs that are designed to prolong the lifetime of cultural property.  Storage and support solutions sometimes avert the need for intervention, or enhance a complex treatment.  The fourth annual STASH Flash session on storage solutions for all collection types has been scheduled as an afternoon pre-session to the AIC annual meeting Monday, May 29.  The program will utilize a lightening round or “Tips” format as well as guided, audience participatory discussion.  We are calling for contributions of short (5 minute) tips on the following theme.

  • Storage mounts that were specifically designed to eliminate the need for treatment or complement an interventive treatment.
  • Support systems that can be easily mass produced to deal with collection-wide storage challenges.
  • Multi-function supports, with functions serving more than one purpose, such as storage, travel and/or exhibition purposes.
  • Innovative storage solutions for individual or collection groups that do not conform to either theme will be accepted time permitting.

Presenters will be asked to show up with their solution in a ready format for uploading to the STASH website after the conference.

To submit your ideas please send a short abstract including the following information to AIC’s e-Editor, Rachael Arenstein ( by January 30, 2017.

Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Object/collection type:
And a description of approx. 150 words on the project

Thank you from the session organizers,

Lisa Goldberg, STASH Editorial Committee Chair
Rachael Arenstein, A.M. Art Conservation, AIC E-Editor
Shelly Uhlir, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian

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