July 11th, 2014
Episode 372 of 487 episodes
The National Archives is engaged in its first Knowledge Transfer Partnership. The scheme aims to support UK businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance by accessing knowledge and expertise in UK academic institutions. The scheme partners companies with academic institutions in order to develop knowledge, technology or skills they currently lack.In this talk Kostas Ntanos, Head of Conservation Research and Development at The National Archives, will discuss the archives' partnership with the IMC Group and how together they are developing a tool to assess environmental conditions with the aim of improving the preservation of records, reducing energy usage, and developing a performance benchmark.Kostas Ntanos joined The National Archives in 2005 and has been Head of Conservation Research and Development since 2009. He has a keen interest in developing environmental management tools for users across the archival sector.This event took place as part of Big Ideas, a series of monthly talks on big ideas coming out of The National Archives' research programme.