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Owen, M S (editor) (2003) Museums, libraries and archives (Chapter 21). In: 2003 ASHRAE handbook: Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning applications, SI edition. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc., 21.1-21.16. ISBN 1-931862-23-0

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Understanding and appreciating humanity's diverse cultures and history dictates preserving varied artifacts, ranging from books and documents to artwork, historical artifacts, technological accomplishments, specimens of natural history, examples of popular culture, and once-common trade goods. Their preservation is worthwhile and may even be legally mandated. Historical collections are vulnerable to many threats. Most threats can be addressed by properly maintained housing, with professional support. The level of acceptable risk is a compromise between the theoretically ideal environment and the practical. Managing risk, not avoiding it altogether, is the objective. This chapter addresses threats to collections that are minimized by a well-designed HVAC system that provides stability for low-access storage environments and also serves high-traffic visitors' areas. The chapter focuses on relative humidity, temperature and air pollution design for HVAC systems. There are both metric (SI) and inches and pounds (IP) editions of this book.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Preventive conservation; Climate control; HVAC; Relative humidity; Temperature; Air pollution
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English > Management and Case Studies
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Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 12:47
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 10:53

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