The Museum Environment

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Elsevier, Oct 22, 2013 - Business & Economics - 312 pages
The Museum Environment, Second Edition deals with the behavior and conservation of the various classes of museum exhibit. This book is divided into six sections that provide museum specifications for conservation.

This text highlights the three contributing factors in the deterioration and decay of museum exhibits, namely light, humidity, and air pollution. Each section describes the mechanism of deterioration and the appropriate “preventive conservation . The changes in this edition from the previous include the electronic hygrometry, fluorescent lamps, buffered cases, air conditioning systems, and data logging and control in historic buildings.

This book is of great value to conservation researchers and museum workers.
 

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Contents

Future trends in environmental control
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Summary of specifications
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References
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