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Monitoring Our Collections

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Behind the scenes today, Museum Assistant Sophie has been checking the environment of the galleries here at the museum. What is termed “environmental monitoring” (for obvious reasons!) is all part of the museum’s preventive conservation plan, i.e. how we can conserve our amazing collections through preventing or limiting those things that can cause them harm. The environment that we keep objects in is really important, as most objects are affected by the environment. Specifically, the main environmental factors which can damage collections are: – Humidity (the amount of moisture in the air) – Temperature – Light – Pollution – Pests Our...

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