Managing Indoor Climate Risks in Museums

Managing Indoor Climate Risks in Museums
Author: Bart Ankersmit,Marc H.L. Stappers
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2018-06-23
ISBN: 9783319817118
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Indoor Climate Risks in Museums Book Excerpt:

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.

Managing Indoor Climate Risks in Museums

Managing Indoor Climate Risks in Museums
Author: Bart Ankersmit,Marc H.L. Stappers
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2016-09-28
ISBN: 331934241X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Indoor Climate Risks in Museums Book Excerpt:

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.

Microclimate for Cultural Heritage

Microclimate for Cultural Heritage
Author: Dario Camuffo
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2019-06-28
ISBN: 0444641076
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microclimate for Cultural Heritage Book Excerpt:

Microclimate for Cultural Heritage: Measurement, Risk Assessment, Conservation, Restoration, and Maintenance of Indoor and Outdoor Monuments, Third Edition, presents the latest on microclimates, environmental issues and the conservation of cultural heritage. It is a useful treatise on microphysics, acting as a practical handbook for conservators and specialists in physics, chemistry, architecture, engineering, geology and biology who focus on environmental issues and the conservation of works of art. It fills a gap between the application of atmospheric sciences, like the thermodynamic processes of clouds and dynamics of planetary boundary layer, and their application to a monument surface or a room within a museum. Sections covers applied theory, environmental issues and conservation, practical utilization, along with suggestions, examples, common issues and errors. Incorporates research on the effects of climate change from Climate for Culture, the EU funded, five-year project focusing on climate change’s impact on cultural heritage preservation Covers green lighting technology, like LED and OLED, it’s impacts on indoor microclimates, preservation and color rendering Includes a case study on sea level issues and cultural heritage in Venice

Artificial Intelligence Computer and Software Engineering Advances

Artificial Intelligence  Computer and Software Engineering Advances
Author: Miguel Botto-Tobar,Henry Cruz,Angela Díaz Cadena
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 3030680800
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence Computer and Software Engineering Advances Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the XV Multidisciplinary International Congress on Science and Technology (CIT 2020), held in Quito, Ecuador, on 26–30 October 2020, proudly organized by Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE in collaboration with GDEON. CIT is an international event with a multidisciplinary approach that promotes the dissemination of advances in Science and Technology research through the presentation of keynote conferences. In CIT, theoretical, technical, or application works that are research products are presented to discuss and debate ideas, experiences, and challenges. Presenting high-quality, peer-reviewed papers, the book discusses the following topics: Artificial Intelligence Computational Modeling Data Communications Defense Engineering Innovation, Technology, and Society Managing Technology & Sustained Innovation, and Business Development Modern Vehicle Technology Security and Cryptography Software Engineering

Risk management in the cultural heritage sector

Risk management in the cultural heritage sector
Author: Salvatore Lorusso,Andrea Natali,Franco Palla
Publsiher: Mimesis
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2017-10-09T00:00:00+02:00
ISBN: 8857543765
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk management in the cultural heritage sector Book Excerpt:

“Risk Management in the Cultural Heritage Sector: Museums, Libraries, Archives” is the second volume in the Book Series “Education and Research in the Sector of Cultural and Environmental Heritage”. Its contents can be traced preliminarily to a historical overview of the regulatory situation regarding the safety of cultural heritage in Italy and internationally, with a consequent discussion of procedures for evaluation and prevention, guidelines and security systems, in particular, in confined environments. Attention then focuses on the various types of risk and relevant scientific methodologies, comparing methodological paths and monitoring standards established by Italian and International Organisations. A number of case studies carried out by the Diagnostic Laboratory for Cultural Heritage of the Department of Cultural Heritage at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna are examined.

World Heritage and Climate Change

World Heritage and Climate Change
Author: Chiara Bertolin,Jim Perry
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2020-12-23
ISBN: 303943943X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Heritage and Climate Change Book Excerpt:

Natural World Heritage sites, such as the Serengeti, or Natural and Cultural Heritage sites, such as the Historic Centre of Rome, have the common feature of being a treasured resource of global importance. The 1121 properties on the World Heritage (WH) list have permanent recognized value for humankind. Most of those >1000 locations are at some risk from changes in climate. Globally, scholars and managers seek to understand current and future climatic stresses, mitigation and adaptation opportunities. There is a strong need for the “So What?” in World Heritage studies. The invited papers in this volume address natural, cultural and mixed WH sites, and each offers a fresh perspective on assessing the degree of risk from changing climate and guidance on acting to mitigate and adapt to climate changes to provide new awareness and tools to improve their state of conservation for the future.

Climatic and Environmental Threats to Cultural Heritage

Climatic and Environmental Threats to Cultural Heritage
Author: Robyn Sloggett,Marcelle Scott
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2022-11-04
ISBN: 1000777138
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climatic and Environmental Threats to Cultural Heritage Book Excerpt:

Climatic and Environmental Threats to Cultural Heritage examines the challenges that environmental change, both sudden and long-term, poses to the preservation of cultural material. Acknowledging the diversity of human cultural heritage across collecting institutions, heritage sites and communities, the book highlights how, in Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the quest to preserve such precious knowledge relies on records and narratives being available to inform decisions now and into the future. Bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders who have an interest in – and responsibility for – the care of cultural heritage material and places of cultural heritage value, the book explores their thinking on and actions in relation to issues of climate change and environmental risk. Sloggett and Scott highlight the stakeholders’ shared interest in drawing on their expertise to meet the challenges that environmental change brings to the future of our cultural heritage and our cultural identity. Based on the understanding that this global challenge requires local, national and international co‐operation, the book also considers how local knowledge can have international application. Climatic and Environmental Threats to Cultural Heritage will be of interest to those engaged in the study of heritage, conservation, archaeology, archives, anthropology, climate change and the environment. It will also be useful to practitioners and others attempting to understand the effect of environmental change on cultural heritage around the globe.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality
Author: Pasquale Avino,Gaetano Settimo
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN: 3036509461
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indoor Air Quality Book Excerpt:

This Special Issue aims to make a concrete technical contribution to the solution of the various problems related to indoor air pollution. In 11 papers, international scientists report the last findings in this field from different points of view including topics such as the IAQ legislation, the role of IAQ in schools, hospitals and (micro)environments in general, the performance of an olfactometer system or the impact of an indoor malodor, BTEX measures in a Fire Station, and a chemical characterization of e-cigarette (e-cig) refill liquids (e-liq). It seems appropriate to encourage the development of reference values or specific action values in order to better manage particularly problematic situations in these environments. In the absence of national references to be used for a comparison, it is possible to use those reported in the legislation of other European countries or, by ad hoc working groups or by analogy, to use other standards such as those relating to ambient air.

Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Resources Threatened by Climate Change

Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Resources Threatened by Climate Change
Author: Chiara Bertolin
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN: 3039211242
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Resources Threatened by Climate Change Book Excerpt:

With its wide spectrum of data, case studies, monitoring, and experimental and numerical simulation techniques, the multidisciplinary approach of material, environmental, and computer science applied to the conservation of cultural heritage offers several opportunities for the heritage science and conservation community to map and monitor state-of-the-art knowledge on natural and human-induced climate change impacts on cultural heritage—mainly constituted by the built environment—in Europe and Latin America. Geosciences’ Special Issue titled “Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Resources Threatened by Climate Change” was launched to take stock of the existing but still fragmentary knowledge on this challenge, and to enable the community to respond to the implementation of the Paris agreement. These 10 papers exploit a broad range of data derived from preventive conservation monitoring conducted indoors in museums, churches, historical buildings, or outdoors in archeological sites and city centers. Case studies presented in the papers focus on a well-assorted sample of decay phenomena occurring on heritage materials (e.g., surface recession and biomass accumulation on limestone, depositions of pollutant on marble, salt weathering on inorganic building materials, and weathering processes on mortars in many local- to regional-scale study areas in the Scandinavian Peninsula, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Italy, Greece, and Panama). Besides monitoring, the methodological approaches showcased include, but are not limited to, original material characterization, decay product characterization, and climate and numerical modelling on material components for assessing environmental impact and climate change effects.

Biotechnology and Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Biotechnology and Conservation of Cultural Heritage
Author: Franco Palla,Giovanna Barresi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2022-06-28
ISBN: 3030975851
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Book Excerpt:

This second fully updated and extended edition of Biotechnology and Conservation of Cultural Heritage provides in-depth insights into the role of different microorganisms and microbial compounds in biodeterioration, conservation and restoration of artworks and artifacts. Latest methods to detect, remove and prevent microbial colonization on artwork surfaces and in air environments of libraries and museums are discussed and illustrated by engaging case studies. Furthermore, this edition covers new case studies on Archaeobiology, exploring ways to perform the molecular biology characterization, restoring and protecting museum taxidermal specimens, preserving and guaranteeing the future integrity. Finally, the use of halloysite-nanotubes is investigated to set up innovative protocols in consolidation and long-term protection of waterlogged and archaeological wood. This book addresses to Biologists, Microbiologists, Conservation Scientists and Conservators who are interested in understanding the role of microorganisms and bioactive molecules in conservation projects.

The Future of Heritage Science and Technologies

The Future of Heritage Science and Technologies
Author: Rocco Furferi,Lapo Governi,Yary Volpe,Francesco Gherardini,Kate Seymour
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2022-10-11
ISBN: 3031175948
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Heritage Science and Technologies Book Excerpt:

This book gathers a selection of contributions dealing with the application of mechanical engineering for preserving and managing cultural heritage. It covers advanced techniques for 3D survey, modeling and simulation, reconstruction, data management as well as advanced diagnostics and testing methods. It highlights strategies to foster sustainability, inclusivity, energy saving and waste reuse in preventive conservation of historical buildings and sculptures, and large heritage sites. Based on contributions presented at the 3rd Florence Heri-Tech International Conference, held on May, 16-18, 2022, in Firenze, Italy, this book offers a timely source of information concerning engineering methods in heritage for both researchers and professionals in the field.

Heritage Dynamics

Heritage Dynamics
Author: Kalliopi Fouseki
Publsiher: UCL Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2022-10-13
ISBN: 178735833X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heritage Dynamics Book Excerpt:

How does heritage emerge, change, stagnate, disappear and/or revive over time? Should heritage be approached as a ‘non-renewable resource’ that needs to be sustained for eternity, or as a ‘renewable resource’ that adapts to change and transformation? Heritage Dynamics deconstructs the dynamic nature of heritage. Heritage as a socio-cultural practice goes through non-linear, continuous lifecycles, where certain factors will be the catalyst for the ending of one lifecycle and the revival for another. Kalliopi Fouseki develops a theoretical and methodological framework of ‘heritage dynamics’, which is used as the analytical thread of six heritage contexts: heritage-led transformation in historic urban places; decision-making on energy efficiency and heritage conservation in ‘everyday heritage’ residential buildings; lifecycles of heritage collections; exhibition dynamics and the impact of participation with emphasis of ‘difficult heritage’; dynamics of dissonance on contested museums and the dynamics of ‘intangible heritage’ with emphasis on flamenco. The book offers a new theoretical and methodological framework that will enable heritage scholars and practitioners to unpack the ways and conditions under which heritage changes. The new theoretical framework will re-orientate current thinking of heritage as a thing, a process or discourse towards a new, more systemic thinking that captures the complexity of heritage. Methodologically, Heritage Dynamics introduces the potential of systemic methods, such as system dynamics, in capturing the dynamic nature of heritage. The new theory and method not only opens up new avenues for theoretical explorations, but also offers a significant tool for heritage managers and policymakers.

Historic Indoor Microclimate of the Heritage Buildings

Historic Indoor Microclimate of the Heritage Buildings
Author: Marco Pretelli,Kristian Fabbri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN: 3319603434
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historic Indoor Microclimate of the Heritage Buildings Book Excerpt:

Offering readers essential insights into the relationship between ancient buildings, their original and current indoor microclimates, this book details how the (generally) virtuous relationship between buildings and their typical microclimate changed due to the introduction of new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in historic buildings. The new approach to the study of their Historic Indoor Microclimate (HIM) put forward in this book is an essential component to monitoring and evaluating building and artefact conservation. Highlighting the advantages of adopting an indoor microclimatic approach to the preservation of existing historic materials by studying the original conditions of the buildings, the book proposes a new methodology linking the preservation/restoration of the historic indoor microclimate with diachronic analysis for the optimal preservation of historic buildings. Further, it discusses a number of frequently overlooked topics, such as the simple and well-coordinated opening and closing of windows (an example extracted from a real case study). In turn, the authors elaborate the concept of an Historic Indoor Microclimate (HIM) based on “Original Indoor Microclimate” (OIM), which proves useful in identifying the optimal conditions for preserving the materials that make up historic buildings. The book’s main goal is to draw attention to the advantages of an indoor microclimatic approach to the preservation of existing historic materials/manufacture, by studying the original conditions of the buildings. The introduction of new systems in historic buildings not only has a direct traumatic effect on the actual building and its components, but also radically changes one of its vital immaterial elements: the Indoor Microclimate. Architects, restorers and engineers will find that the book addresses the monitoring of the indoor microclimate in selected historic buildings that have managed to retain their original state due to the absence of new HVAC systems, and reflects on the advantages of a renewed attention to these aspects.

Exergetic Energetic and Environmental Dimensions

Exergetic  Energetic and Environmental Dimensions
Author: Ibrahim Dincer,Can Ozgur Colpan,Onder Kizilkan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1116
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN: 0128137355
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exergetic Energetic and Environmental Dimensions Book Excerpt:

This edited book looks at recent studies on interdisciplinary research related to exergy, energy, and the environment. This topic is of prime significance – there is a strong need for practical solutions through better design, analysis and assessment in order to achieve better efficiency, environment and sustainability. Exergetic, Energetic and Environmental Dimensions covers a number of topics ranging from thermodynamic optimization of energy systems, to the environmental impact assessment and clean energy, offering readers a comprehensive reference on analysis, modeling, development, experimental investigation, and improvement of many micro to macro systems and applications, ranging from basic to advanced categories. Its comprehensive content includes: Comprehensive coverage of development of systems considering exergy, energy, and environmental issues, along with the most up-to-date information in the area, plus recent developments New developments in the area of exergy, including recent debate involving the shaping of future directions and priorities for better environment, sustainable development and energy security Provides a number of illustrative examples, practical applications, and case studies Introduces recently developed technological and strategic solutions and engineering applications for professionals in the area Provides numerous engineering examples and applications on exergy Offers a variety of problems that foster critical thinking and skill development

The Effects of Air Pollution on Cultural Heritage

The Effects of Air Pollution on Cultural Heritage
Author: John Watt,Johan Tidblad,Vladimir Kucera,Ron Hamilton
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2009-06-10
ISBN: 9780387848938
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Effects of Air Pollution on Cultural Heritage Book Excerpt:

This book reviews the sources of the air pollutants responsible for building damage and the mechanisms involved. Studies investigating the relationships between pollution concentration (dose) and the resulting damage (response) are described and the latest research findings for dose-response functions are presented. Trends in pollutant emissions, ambient concentrations and building damage over time are described and future predictions are presented. Methodologies for assessing the extent of the potential problem in a region – the stock at risk – are presented. Procedures for estimating the economic implications are described and the consequences are discussed in detail, because economic factors are important for reaching policy and management decisions at local, national and international scales. Damage to cultural heritage buildings is an important additional effect which needs to be considered as the standards are revised and the factors which will need to be brought into the assessment are presented.

Monitoring for Gaseous Pollutants in Museum Environments

Monitoring for Gaseous Pollutants in Museum Environments
Author: Cecily M. Grzywacz
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2006-09-01
ISBN: 0892368519
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monitoring for Gaseous Pollutants in Museum Environments Book Excerpt:

With an emphasis on passive sampling, this volume focuses on the environmental monitoring for common gaseous pollutants. It offers an overview of the history and nature of pollutants of concern to museums and the challenges facing scientists, conservators, and managers seeking to develop target pollutant guidelines to protect cultural property.

The Curation and Care of Museum Collections

The Curation and Care of Museum Collections
Author: Bruce A Campbell,Christian Baars
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2019-03-11
ISBN: 0429958994
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curation and Care of Museum Collections Book Excerpt:

Museum curators enter the profession with a specialist subject qualification and yet at some point in their career, many curators find themselves in charge of a range of collections outside of their expert knowledge. Interpreting, curating and caring for mixed collections demands of curators a wide range of knowledge and understanding. The Curation and Care of Museum Collections is designed to give curators the fundamental information and confidence they need to manage and care for all of the collections within their responsibility, regardless of their previous training and experience. Comprising two sections – Museum Collections, and Collection Development and Care – the chapters cover archaeology, art, history, military and natural sciences collections, as well as heritage properties. Every chapter in the book is focused on one type of collection, but all chapters in the collection management section contain advice on topics such as organisational philosophy, documentation, legal issues and materials in order to provide a useful and comprehensive guide to managing collections. The collection care section is structured in the same way, considering the issues of storage; display; handling; moving; packing; housekeeping; health and safety; emergency preparedness; and pest, pollution, environmental, light and vibration management. The contributors to this book are experienced museum professionals, each with their own specialism and a deep understanding of what it means to work in the context of mixed collections. Providing a highly practical guide, The Curation and Care of Museum Collections is essential reading for curators working in all types of museums, galleries and heritage sites, and for students of museology courses around the world.

Heritage Weathering and Conservation Two Volume Set

Heritage  Weathering and Conservation  Two Volume Set
Author: Rafael Fort,Monica Alvarez de Buergo,Miguel Gomez-Heras,Carmen Vazquez-Calvo
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN: 9780415412728
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heritage Weathering and Conservation Two Volume Set Book Excerpt:

The conservation of cultural heritage is a major commitment for all countries around the world, since it is a complex task and a matter of great responsibility. Amongst other sectors of society, science has a contribution to make to heritage preservation. This book is the result of the international conference “Heritage, Weathering and Conservation” (HWC2006), held in Madrid, Spain in 2006. It brought together prominent scientists and professionals from a variety of disciplines who have been active in the field and have raised the profile of heritage preservation. The main aspects addressed at this conference were those related to the causes of decay of cultural materials (stone, ceramics, metals, paintings, mortars, timber, adobes, etc); the characterization of their properties and the assessment of analytical techniques for their study, with a focus on non-destructive techniques. Many of the studies stress the importance of salt crystallization, atmospheric pollution and biodeterioration and relate these specific factors to decay. A variety of case studies are included, as well as an examination of policies and management. This book will be useful to professionals and scientists working in a variety of fields related to heritage: geologists, geographers, chemists, physicists, biologists, architects, engineers, restorers, historians, archaeologists, policy makers and the general public.

Risk Assessment for Object Conservation

Risk Assessment for Object Conservation
Author: Jonathan Ashley-Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN: 1135144729
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Assessment for Object Conservation Book Excerpt:

'Risk Assessment for Object Conservation' reflects Dr Jonathan Ashley-Smith's personal interests and views in areas including materials science, the ethics of restoration, the costs of conservation and the philosophy of museums. This valuable book explains the mechanisms of deterioration of museum artifacts, quantifying the probability that damage will occur and estimating the rate of progress when it does. The principles outlined and the information provided will form a foundation for cost-benefit analysis of conservation proposals. Dr Ashley-Smith also gives comprehensive explanations of scientific of mathematical material to take into consideration the readers who have no background in these areas, alongside a basic introduction. The structure of the book provides a logical progression through tools, concepts information and examples. This is a must-have purchase for all conservators, curators and administrators of historic artifacts at both student and professional level.

Integrated Pest Management for Collections

Integrated Pest Management for Collections
Author: Peter Windsor,David Pinniger,Louise Bacon,Bob Child,Kerren Harris
Publsiher: English Heritage
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-01-15
ISBN: 1848023308
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Pest Management for Collections Book Excerpt:

Integrated pest management (IPM) is not a static approach but one that is constantly evolving. Mass international travel, climate change and other factors contribute to the spread of new pests, and the pests themselves are constantly seeking out weaknesses in our defences. An understanding of the threats pests pose to collections and the necessity for a systematic approach to combat them is now firmly embedded in the work of collection care practitioners. In addition, the trustees and sponsoring bodies of collecting institutions recognise that it is a significant and cost-effective element of good collections management. 2011: A Pest Odyssey, 10 years later describes examples of how the IPM approach has been adopted by large and small institutions around the world, and highlights the many lessons learned along the way. Principal among these is never to become complacent and tied down to routine processes. Another important lesson is the need to ensure colleagues understand and are involved with the process of pest management. There is also a need to understand the wider implications of any pest control activity, for example the effect of chemical treatments on DNA. Coming out of the second Pest Odyssey conference, this book will promote wider understanding and implementation of IPM as an integral part of any collection management programme. The organisers and editorial team hope that everyone involved with the care of cultural heritage collections and buildings will find something of interest and value in this work.