Trends in Microclimate Control of Museum Display Cases

Jerry Shiner

This historical review of microclimate control in museum display cases reflects the changes in approach to museum microenvironmental control that have arisen with new technologies over the past hundred years. A variety of approaches to controlling the environment within display and storage cases has been developed. An explanation of these various microclimate control techniques is provided, with an emphasis on recent developments in active microclimate control systems.