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Brimblecombe, P (2005) Effects of the cultural environment. In: Cultural heritage conservation and environmental impact assessment by non-destructive testing and micro-analysis. CRC Press, pp. 11-18. ISBN 9058096815

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Discusses how factors in controlled and uncontrolled environments contribute to certain types of damage on culturally meaningful objects. The author affirms that a better understanding of these factors will improve the effectiveness of preventive conservation, and further asserts that these factors should be studied so as to propose thresholds, guidelines or standards for improving environmental control and monitoring procedures. For example, the study of thermodynamic and kinetic processes between the environment and materials can optimize the models for proposing deterioration mechanisms. The article presents a table with some of the factors that influence deterioration processes, such as erosion, soiling, thermal decomposition and hygrometric stress. In addition, the article discusses how damage, classified by the mode in which it occurs, can be organised into the three broader categories of impulse, dose and cyclic processes.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deterioration; Preventive conservation; Environmental monitoring; Climate control
Subjects: English > Damage functions
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Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 06 May 2008 12:45
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 11:50

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