Editor’s note: As explained
elsewhere in this issue
, AIHA and the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) have begun discussing possibilities for collaboration. AIC members are in need of industrial hygiene expertise to manage occupational hazards in their workplaces—museums, libraries, botanical gardens, and other similar facilities. The article below, which discusses the many and varied health hazards faced by members of this profession, originally appeared in the July 2003 issue of
The Synergist
.
The authors have updated it to reflect current information.

Hidden
Hazards
Health and Safety in Museums and Art Galleries
FROM THE ARCHIVES
BY KATHRYN A. MAKOS AND MARGARET SKIMINA
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