Maintaining a cold storage area for collections can be a challenge for museums. To preserve certain materials for the long-term often means increases in energy and operational costs. The Minnesota Historical Society has received two rounds of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the planning and implementation of energy efficient cold storage at their headquarters museum. The project estimates it will improve preservation conditions fourfold and reduce energy costs by $16,000 per year. This session continues from AAM 2015 and will give an update on the journey from planning into implementation of the NEH-funded project. _x000D__x000D_Presenters represent interdisciplinary perspectives, such as sustainability, HVAC, conservation, and archival architecture.

Facilities Management track generously supported by MGAC


  • Shengyin Xu


  • Rebecca Ellis
  • Michele Pacifico
  • Jeremy Linden