Energy efficient museum storage

Copenhagen, 10 - 11 October 2013


Calculation tools and basic concepts

Lectures (too many!)

Exotic climates for exercises

References and bibliography

Cambridge, 15 October 2013

Lecture and text


Lecture and text

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Workshop on energy efficient museum storage

Copenhagen, 10 and 11 October 2013

Copyright Mary and Angus Hogg

A cleit - a storehouse on the abandoned island of St. Kilda off the west coast of Scotland. The good ventilation is to keep both the temperature and the RH equal to that outside so there is no condensation, while the stone labyrinth collects the frequent mist and drains it safely away.

Course content

The effect of the environment on chemical and physical causes of damage to artifacts.

A re-evaluation of museum climate specifications in the light of recent environmental standards for museums and archives.

How orthodox air conditioning works

Alternatives to orthodox air conditioning

Quality control of the climate - data collection and archiving.

Exercise: adapt the principles of climate control to your own archival space.

Book a place

Participation is limited, please apply to the course organiser The cost will be DKK 2200.

At the warmer end of the UK is the cold store at Queen Victoria's residence on the Isle of Wight. The ornate entrance leads to a short corridor opening at a high point within a cylindrical room made in brick with a cavity. This was filled with ice shipped in from the north eastern USA. Meltwater drains from the bottom to the foot of the north facing hillside.

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