Risk-related Publications

Listed here are risk-related publications. Complete lists of publications are available from publications [at] protectheritage.com

Robert Waller, 1994. Conservation risk assessment: A strategy for managing resources for preventive conservation. Preprints of the Contributions to the Ottawa Congress, 12 16 September 1994, Preventive Conservation: Practice, Theory and Research, A. Roy and P. Smith (Eds.), IIC, London, pp. 12 16. Copy can be found at: http://www.konservaattoriliitto.fi/060513/Offprint%201.pdf or

Robert Waller, 1995. Risk Management Applied To Preventive Conservation. pp 21-28 In: Rose, C.L., Hawks, C.A. and Genoways, H.H. (eds.). Storage of Natural History Collections: A Preventive Conservation Approach. Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Iowa City, x+448pp. http://www.museum-sos.org/docs/WallerSPNHC1995.pdf

Paisley S. Cato, Robert Waller, Llyn Sharp, John Simmons and Stephen L. Williams. 1996. Developing Staff Resources for Managing Collections. Virginia Museum of Natural History, Special Publication Number 4, Martinsville, 71pp.

Robert Waller, 1996. Preventive conservation planning for large and diverse collections. Preservation of Collections: Assessment, Evaluation, and Mitigation Strategies. Preprints of the June 10-11, 1996 workshop, American Institute for Conservation, Washington, p. 1-9.

Cato, P. S., R. Waller , L. Sharp, J. E. Simmons, and S. L. Williams. 1998. Training strategies for staff members with responsibilities for managing collections. Pp. 110-116, in 1996 Proceedings of the ICOM Committee for the Training of Personnel. Museum, Catalysts for Community Development. Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 152 pp.

Robert Waller, 1999. Incorrect temperature as a risk – how significant is it? Natural Sciences Conservation Newsletter, Issue 10, ‘Ten Agents of Deterioration’ Insert No. 5/6 ‘Temperature & Relative Humidity’, pp. 16-21.

Robert Waller, 1999. Internal pollutants, risk assessment and conservation priorities. International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation, Preprints of the 12th Triennial Meeting, Lyon, 1999, pp. 113 118. Copy can be found at: http://www.konservaattoriliitto.fi/060513/Offprint%203.pdf

Robert Waller, 2001. Salvage of mineralogical collections and specimens. Pp. 187-190 in: Ball, Cynthia and Audrey Yardley-Jones (Eds.) HELP!! A Survivor’s Guide to Emergency Preparedness. Edmonton: Museums Alberta.

Robert Waller, 2002. A risk model for collection preservation. International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation, Preprints of the 13th Triennial Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, 2002, pp. 102 107. Copy can be found at: http://www.konservaattoriliitto.fi/060513/Offprint%204.pdf or http://www.museum-sos.org/docs/WallerICOMCC2002.pdf

Robert Waller and John E. Simmons, 2003. An exploratory assessment of the state of a fluid-preserved herpetological collection. Collection Forum 18(1-2) 1-37.

Robert Waller, 2003. Cultural Property Risk Analysis Model: Development and Application to Preventive Conservation at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Göteborg Studies in Conservation 13, ISSN 0284-6578; ISBN 91-7346-475-9 Göteborg Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, Göteborg; xvi + 189 p.p.

Robert Waller and Stefan Michalski, 2004. Effective Preservation: From Reaction to Prevention. Getty Conservation Institute Newsletter 19(1): 4-9. Copy can be found at:

Robert Waller, 2004. Know thine enemy: be it fire, pestilence, rot or other. Invited essay in Merritt, E. (Ed.) Covering Your Assets: Facilities and Risk Management in Museums. American Association of Museums. p.p. 46-48.

Robert Waller, 2005. Seeking balanced risk mitigation: Risk assessment at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Pp. 129-136 in: J. Wellheiser and N. Gwinn (Eds.) Proceedings of the IFLA Berlin 2003 Preconference: Preparing for the Worst, Planning for the Best: Protecting our Cultural Heritage from Disaster. K.G. Saur, München 192p.p. (IFLA Publications; 111) ISBN 3-598-21842-7.

A. Brokerhof, T. Luger, B. Ankersmit, F. Bergevoet, R. Schillemans, P. Schoutens, T. Muller, J. Kiers, G. Muething and R. Waller, 2005. Risk Assessment of Museum Amstelkring: Application to an historic building and its collections and the consequences for preservation management. Submitted to: International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation, Preprints of the 14th Triennial Meeting, The Hague. P.p. 590-596.

R. Waller and S. Michalski, 2005. A Paradigm Shift for Preventive Conservation, and a Software Tool to Facilitate the Transition. International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation, Preprints of the 14th Triennial Meeting, The Hague. p.p. 733-738.

G. Muething, R. Waller and F. Graham, 2005. Risk Assessment of Collections in Exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Submitted to: Journal of the American Institute for Conservation. 44(3):233-243. http://aic.stanford.edu/jaic/articles/jaic44-03-007_indx.html

C. Antomarchi, A. Brokerhof, S. Michalski, I. Verger and R. Waller, 2005. Teaching risk assessment of collections internationally. Collections 2(2): 117-140.

Season Tse and Robert Waller, 2006. Proposed Risk Model and Survey Form for Iron Gall Ink Containing Paper Objects and Collection. Second Iron Gall Ink Meeting and Final Meeting for Metals in Paper European Thematic Network, January 24-27, 2006, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Conference Poster and Pre Conference publication (2006) pp.107-108

Brokerhof, A., Michalski, S., Pedersoli, J.L. Jr., Waller, R., 2006. Interfacing research and risk management for a better safeguarding of cultural heritage, In: Proceedings of the 7th European Conference “SAUVEUR” Safeguarded Cultural Heritage – Understanding & Viability for the Enlarged Europe, 31st May – 3rd June, 2006, Prague, M. Drdácký and M. Chapuis (eds.), ITAM – ARCCHIP, Prague, 2007, Volume 2 – Posters, pp. 1030-1033.

Robert Waller, 2008. Comprehensive risk assessment: Applying the cultural property risk analysis model to the Canadian Museum of Nature. In: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series-C: Environmental Security: Real Time and Deliberative Decision Making. I. Linkov, E. Ferguson, and V.S. Magar (Eds.) pp. 179-190.

Season Tse and Robert Waller, 2008. Developing a Risk Assessment Model for Iron Gall Ink on Paper. International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation, Preprints of the 15th Triennial Meeting, New Delhi. Volume 1 pp. 301-309.

Robert Waller, 2008. Cultural property risk assessment: matching approach with purpose. International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation, Preprints of the 15th Triennial Meeting, New Delhi. Volume 2 pp. 815-819.