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Broström, Tor and Leijonhufvud, Gustaf (2010) The Indoor Climate in Skokloster Castle. In: Historical buildings as museums: Systems for climate control and heritage preservation.

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Skokloster castle is a heavy stone and brick building without any active climatization. It houses a large collection of artefacts shown in their historic environment without any showcases. The objective of this study is to analyse the indoor climate, make a risk assessment and to propose interventions to improve the indoor climate with respect to the long term preservation of the collection. Relative humidity and temperature have been monitored within the castle for more than one year. Air exchange in selected rooms has been measured quarterly using diffusive sampling. The indoor climate is characterized by extremely low temperatures and high relative humidity in the winter. Even though the building does reduce the effect of outdoor variations, the variations in the indoor climate are larger than one would prefer in a museum. The primary risks associated with the indoor climate are mould growth, mechanical damages and chemical degradation. The variations in RH can be reduced by enhancing the effective hygrothermal inertia of the building through a reduction of the air exchange. In order to substantially reduce the mould risk, conservation heating and/or dehumidification would be needed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: English
English > Management and Case Studies
English > Monitoring
Depositing User: Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 09:29
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2019 09:29

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