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Bratasz, Łukasz (2013) Allowable microclimatic variations in museums and historic buildings: reviewing the guidelines. Climate for Collections: Standards and Uncertainties - Postprints of the Munich Climate Conference 7 to 9 November 2012. pp. 11-19.

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Environmental standards for cultural heritage collections have been much debated in recent years. The interest in the issue has been driven by the growing movement towards green museums, that is, managing indoor museum environments in a responsible and efficient manner, particularly in terms of reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions while maintaining high standards of collection care. This paper provides a brief progression through two fundamental approaches to establish the allowable ranges of climatic variations: an analysis of the mechanical response of painted wood, the category of heritage objects most vulnerable to relative humidity and temperature fluctuations, and an analysis of the historic climate to which the objects have acclimatised. The climate specifications and standards based on both these approaches are reviewed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microclimate, Standards, Guidelines, Museums, Energy efficiency
Subjects: English > Climate Control
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Depositing User: Universitetsadjunkt Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 08:22
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 10:58

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