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GENEVA GRISWOLD, United States of America

Griswolds professional background includes: building management and sustainable conservation, environmental management for collections. as well as digital collections and issues with sustainability and migration.

I trained in the conservation of archaeological and ethnographic objects, and my current my practice encompasses a range of historic materials, collections and preventive care duties. As a member of the AIC Sustainability Committee, I am interested in alternative materials, disposal methods, glove and foam recycling, and recently, green solvents.

interests include: Nitrile glove recycling using the Kimberley Clark Right Cycle program, recycling of standard polyethylene foams at local facilities, testing Ethafoam HRC recycled foams for use in conservation, surfactant  health and safety and disposal thereof.

ROSE EMILY (Daly) CULL, United Kingdom

Building management and sustainable conservation, environmental management for collections.

Digital Collections and issues with sustainability and migration.

BA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin, she worked in building management and at museums (Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Chinai Foundation) before obtaining a MSc in Art Conservation with a focus in preventive conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. She was an intern at the Shelburne Museum, where She worked with Rick Kershner. Since graduating, she has worked as a museum consultant and was involved in the sustainability committee at the Tate Gallery.

Area of research includes HVAC shutdowns at the Winterthur Museum.

JULIA WAGNER, The Netherlands

The University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam. ​

Funori, a non-toxic consolidants/adhesive. Saving energy in conservation studios.

Julia Wagner is currently enrolled in the MA program Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage specialising in ceramics, glass and stone. After finishing her bachelor in Japanese Language and Culture Studies in Austria, she worked in Australia for 5 five years. As part of the SiC team, she is helping to spread environmentally friendly practice in conservation.

Colour change of consolidants made from Funori, JunFunori and TriFunori is tested on matt painted surfaces. It is the first in a series of experiments that explore the use of the Japanese seaweed for the ceramics, glass and stone conservation sector.


The SiC Energy Saving Challenge Survey is identifying ways to save energy in conservation by understanding user habits. The survey (composed of ten questions, both in open and closed format) investigates the use of appliances, energy consumption habits and energy saving initiatives by country, specialisation and industry sector.


ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels

Alternative materials, water-based gels, cleaning without solvents, green solvents, bio-cleaning.

Currently, Bianca is an MA student in Conservation and Restoration of Paintings in ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels. Originally from Brazil, she moved to Portugal and completed a BA in Conservation and Restoration at the Instituto Politécnico de Tomar (2013). In 2014 she moved to Brussels to continue her studies Conservation of Paintings.

For her MA thesis project, she is studying less toxic approaches for the cleaning of water -sensitive paint layers. As part of her research, Bianca Gonçalves will evaluate the efficacy, the environmental impact and health toxicity of 4 hydrogels, for the cleaning of water -sensitive painted surfaces. This overview of water-based products will allow her to introduce eco-responsibility criteria for the choice of a product and reduce the use of solvents. I am also part of the research group for SiC and a student ambassador in ENSAV La Cambre.


University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam. Stone Conservator

Bio-cleaning, bio-consolidation, recycling, alternative materials.
Caitlin Southwick is a stone conservator with a masters in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage from the University of Amsterdam. She studied conservation in Italy and the United Kingdom before moving to Amsterdam. She has done internships at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, the Associazione Bastioni and the Boerhaave Museum in Leiden as well as participated in the first conservation project of the Moai statues on Easter Island and has recently been accepted for an internship position at the Vatican Museum and to participate in the Built Heritage Research Project for the Getty Conservation Institute in 2019.

Caitlin is the founder of Sustainability in Conservation, the international organization for the promotion of sustainable practices in conservation of cultural heritage and related fields. Her research focuses on the use of recyclable gloves, bio-cleaning of stone using sulfur-reducing bacterias and will be focusing on the environmental impact of various consolidation materials at the GCI in 2019.


Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, IGNCA, New Delhi

Alternative Materials: Mamta Bhatt Pandey is a professional Art Conservator, and has vast and varied work experience in the field of art conservation and restoration with it numerically spanning for over 20 years, whereby she has worked with the National Museum, New Delhi, Prime minister’s office, President House, Intach and IGNCA. Her work mainly focuses on conservation, training and teaching to interns and postgraduate students.

Mamta Bhatt Pandey has worked on all kind of art Objects, which varied in each institution she was based. Over the past 6 years she has been working with the conservation of rare books and manuscripts, teaching, and arranging workshops and conferences. She is also a certified trainer for re-organisation of storage by IICROM.