Museum Pollutants - IAP Course

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This seminar is the second in a series of 3 stand-alone presentations by David Sunders on Aspects of the museum environment: past and future

As cultural heritage organisations face the challenges of ensuring future sustainability while preserving and displaying collections, this series of seminars presents 360 degree perspectives on the development of policy and practice in three areas of preventive conservation: lighting; pollutants; and climate. Each seminar traces the history and development of best practice and guidelines in the protection of collections from these agents of deterioration and looks at how these have been modified over the past decades to balance access and preservation, before exploring how considerations of sustainability and climate action are changing current and future assumptions and practice.

Topics covered in this seminar include: particulate pollutants; outdoor and indoor chemical pollutants; damage caused by pollutants; indoor and outdoor sources; measuring pollutant levels; recommended limits; mitigation measures; long term patterns in pollution levels; and future trends and issues in museum pollution.
Period24 Feb 2022
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational