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2020 Annual Business Meeting with SPECIAL PRESENTER Monona Rossol


Saturday July 11th, at 10:30 a.m.

The BAACG annual meeting-this year via Zoom will begin at 10:00 and Monona Rossol will follow at 10:30.

The Bay Area Art Conservation Guild is very pleased to announce our first virtual presenter, Monona Rossol, who specializes in healthy and safety issues for the art and conservation communities. A chemist and industrial hygienist, she has been instructing conservators for decades on a variety of safety measures and safe practices. As the founder and President of ACTS (Arts, Crafts and Theater Safety), Ms. Rossol is extremely knowledgeable in the challenges conservators face, particularly in this time of pandemic. She will present an hour-long talk on personal protection, chemical disposal, respiratory protection, and PPE,with a moderated Q & A period afterwards.

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This event is first come registration with limited spots. We anticipate a high demand for this lecture and will consider creating a wait list if needed. 

After registering for a spot, credentials and password will be sent prior to the meeting.

The event is free. BAACG is accepting donations for this event and will monetarily support Ms. Rossol’s ACTS group. Monona continues to devote her time and energy to keeping us safe and any donation helps keep that endeavor going.

If you are unable to attend our Annual Meeting or would like to have a more complete education, Monona is offering a class: 


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About the Speaker 

Monona Rossol was born into a Vaudeville family, began working as a professional entertainer at age three, and continues to perform occasionally to this day. She has a BS in Chemistry with a minor in Math, an MS and MFA with majors in art and a minor in music. Monona worked seven years as a research chemist for the University of Wisconsin and a year with an industrial research laboratory. From 1977 to 1987, she practiced industrial hygiene at the Center for Safety in the Arts in New York, a group which she co-founded. In 1987 she founded Arts, Crafts, and Theater Safety (ACTS) for which she works today. She has been a full professional member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association since 1984. Since 1995, she been a Safety Officer for Local USA829, United Scenic Artists, IATSE. Retained in 2017, she is the Safety Consultant for SAG-AFTRA. She has been the safety consultant in the planning of over 80 buildings, specifying ventilation and safety features. ACTS has three architectural awards for Monona’s environmental planning and in 2020 she became a member of the ACGIH Committee on Industrial Ventilation. She has consulted in the US, Canada, Australia, England, Mexico, Portugal, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates. She has written nine books, one of which won a 1996 Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries. Two of her books are used as college texts today.

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