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Cultural Heritage Science

Managing Indoor Climate Risks in Museums

Authors: Ankersmit, Bart, Stappers, Marc

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  • Can serve as a reference for heritage professionals, climate and building physics consultants as well as architects involved in the decision making process regarding the climate strategies
  • Contributes to continuing and acrimonious debate about appropriate climate for museum collections
  • Brings together relevant facts and a symstemized approach to climate control in museums for the first time
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This book elaborates on different aspects of the decision making process concerning the management of climate risk in museums and historic houses. The goal of this publication is to assist collection managers and caretakers by providing information that will allow responsible decisions about the museum indoor climate to be made. The focus is not only on the outcome, but also on the equally important process that leads to that outcome. The different steps contribute significantly to the understanding of the needs of movable and immovable heritage. The decision making process to determine the requirements for the museum indoor climate includes nine steps: Step 1. The process to make a balanced decision starts by clarifying the decision context and evaluating what is important to the decision maker by developing clear objectives. In Step 2 the value of all heritage assets that are affected by the decision are evaluated and the significance of the building and the movable collection is made explicit. Step 3. The climate risks to the moveable collection are assessed. Step 4: Those parts of the building that are considered valuable and susceptible to certain climate conditions are identified. Step 5. The human comfort needs for visitors and staff are expressed. Step 6: To understand the indoor climate, the building physics are explored. Step 7. The climate specifications derived from step 3 to 5 are weighed and for each climate zone the optimal climate conditions are specified. Step 8: Within the value framework established in Step 1, the options to optimize the indoor climate are considered and selected. Step 9: All options to reduce the climate collection risks are evaluated by the objectives established in Step 1.

About the authors

Bart Ankersmit, Senior Researcher, Cultural Heritage Agency, Netherlands

Marc H. L. Stappers, specialist building physics, Cultural Heritage Agency, Netherlands

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-34241-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34239-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-81711-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Indoor Climate Risks in Museums
Authors
Series Title
Cultural Heritage Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-34241-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-34241-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-34239-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81711-8
Series ISSN
2366-6226
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 335
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 136 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original Dutch edition published by Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2009
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