Indoor Air Pollution in Museums: An Introduction to Its Effects, Monitoring and Control
Source: Restauro, vol. 8, 2001, pp. 613-619 Author: Morten Ryhl-Svendsen, National Museum of Denmark
The effect of the indoor environment on museum objects has received an ever increasing awareness from museum and conservation staff during the 20th century. Effects caused by variations in the relative humidity of air have been observed and described for at least the last one hundred years, and so has the effect of temperature, and light exposure. But pollutants in the indoor museum environment receive much less attention. This is a bit odd, as the deterioration such pollutants causes can be just as destroying for a museum object as e.g. exposure to high light levels.