Annual Meeting

Protecting the Most Valuable Asset: Hazards and Personal Protection

SERCA’s annual meeting typically lasts 2-3 days and consists of presentation, workshop and community outreach activities. Due to the recent Covid-19 case count and ongoing travel limitations by the FAA, this year’s meeting will be virtual once again. It will be held on March 3rd & 4th, 2022. We hope that next year travel will be better and case counts will allow us to have it in Georgia in 2023 and Jackson, MS in 2024.

Join like-minded peers virtually for the SERCA Annual Meeting 2022: Protecting the Most Valuable Asset: Hazards and Personal protection. Keynote Speaker and Industrial Hygienist, Joe Drapala, will be providing an intensive overview on Indoor Air Quality, Mold Science, and Personal Protective Equipment. We will also feature a talk about Ergonomics for Conservators by Dr. Nikki Weiner, as well as talks from members about challenging conservation projects on hazardous materials. Conservators tend to always put the object first, but YOU are the Most Valuable Asset and need protecting! 

Not sure if you can make it? SERCA has Funding Opportunities!

Leonora Weaver Scholarship:

Leonora Weaver (1957-2014) was an Atlanta-based conservator in private practice; a long-term member of SERCA; and a mentor to many students and emerging conservators across the southeast and beyond. In honor of Leonora’s commitment to education, SERCA is dedicated to the maintenance of the Leonora Weaver Scholarship, which will cover registration fees and provide a small stipend for travel to SERCA’s annual educational programs. To apply for a Leonora Weaver Scholarship, please send a resume and brief (one page) statement of how the topic of this year’s program would benefit your long-term educational and career goals. Please send this via e-mail to SERCA Education Chair, Julie Newton jnewt01@emory.edu. Application deadline for 2022 award cycle is extended to January 31, 2022.

To help maintain the Leonora Weaver Scholarship fund, please donate using the PayPal button on the Funding Opportunities page or send a check payable to SERCA for the desired amount to:  Brittany Dolph Dinneen, SERCA Treasurer- Michael C. Carlos Museum; Emory University; 571 S Kilgo Circle Atlanta, GA 30322. Please note that these donations are not tax deductible.