April 20, 2020
Risks to Collections Archives: Incorrect Temperature
NPS Museum Handbook Part 1, Chapter 4: Museum Collections Environment Source: National Park Service This chapter provides information on how to protect museum collections from deterioration caused by interaction with the surrounding environment. From the moment an object is created, it begins to deteriorate. The factors that can cause or accelerate deterioration are called “agents […]
Passive Climate Control Source: Cornell University Library,Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial Because of high energy costs and the impracticality of HVAC for many libraries and archives, there is now a great deal of interest in passive climate control systems. In tropical climates, HVAC can have serious detrimental effects, especially if it cannot be operated on […]
Recorded: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Silica Gel: Passive Control of Relative Humidity – Technical Bulletin 33 Source: Canadian Conservation Institute – CCI Authors: Jean Tétreault and Paul Bégin The purpose of this Technical Bulletin is to explain the need to control the relative humidity (RH) in a museum environment. Fluctuating RH can damage organic materials, while other objects, such as […]
Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments – Webinar Recordings Source: Image Permanence Institute (IPI) This webinar series are offered by the Image Permanence Institute with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access, Education and Training Grant Program. This page lists both live webinars schedule through spring 2020 with […]
Environmental Guidelines: ICOM-CC and IIC Declaration Source: ICOM Committee for Conservation At the IIC congress in Hong Kong and the ICOM-CC conference in Melbourne in September 2014 the delegates discussed and agreed the following declaration – the conservation profession has come together and agreed a position on environmental guidelines.
IPI’s Methodology for Implementing Sustainable Energy-Saving Strategies for Collections Environments Source IPI – Image Permanence Institute While greater efforts have been made to teach the theory and potential of sustainable preservation prior to this publication, there were no resources specific to cultural institutions that professionals could turn to for step-by-step guidance in achieving an […]
Recorded: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Museum Collections Environment Source: The updated (2016) NPS Museum Handbook, Chapter 4 on the Environment including temperature and relative humidity, light, monitoring, and general guidelines.