Drifting temperature climate control for archives and stores

Poul Klenz Larsen, Tim Padfield, Morten Ryhl-Svendsen, Lars Aasbjerg Jensen

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The climate within museum stores and archives can be regulated by dehumidifying a building whose temperature is allowed to vary seasonally without explicit control. The ground beneath the building provides thermal inertia to hold the annual temperature cycle around 8 – 16°C, in northern Europe. A well insulated above-ground structure moderates short term fluctuations in the weather. Good airtightness reduces the energy required for dehumidification. This combination of cool and dry storage is beneficial to the vast majority of artifacts. However, the implementation of such storage is inhibited by some restrictive standards for the museum and archive environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLes nouvelles rencontres de la conservation preventive
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherAPrévU D'ÉDITER
Publication date8 Jun 2017
ISBN (Print)9782956101208
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2017
EventLes nouvelles rencontres de la conservation preventive - APrévU, Paris, France
Duration: 8 Jun 20179 Jun 2017


ConferenceLes nouvelles rencontres de la conservation preventive

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