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The museum environment

Author: Garry Thomson; International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
Publisher: Oxford : Butterworth Heinemann in association with the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 1994.
Series: Butterworth-Heinemann series in conservation and museology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Thomson; International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
ISBN: 0750620412 9780750620413
OCLC Number: 43555999
Notes: Previous edition: 1986.
Description: 293 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), charts (some color), color map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Series editors' preface --
Preface to first edition --
Preface to second edition--
Light, part I: Surface deterioration --
Light and hear energy --
The spectrum --
The basic light sources --
Colours and materials which change --
Damage caused by UV and visible radiation --
UV radiation and how to deal with it --
Measuring UV and visible radiation --
The reciprocity law --
Controlling visible radiation --
Reducing illuminance --
50 lux--
artificial light --
Diffusion of light --
200 lux--
daylight and artificial light --
Conservation lighting specifications --
Treatment of windows --
Angle at which light falls on exhibits --
Reducing time of exposure --
A suite of exhibition rooms --
Heat --
Control of temperature --
Lighting for professional photography, television, and restoration --
Electronic flash --
Colour rendering --
The measurement of colour --
The lighting situation and the process of seeing --
Humidity, part I: The importance of humidity --
Measuring the humidity in the air --
The wet-and-dry-bulb hygrometer --
Electronic hygrometers --
Non-mechanical hygrometers --
Understanding the hygrometric chart --
Response of museum material to RH --
Best RH for moisture-containing absorbent materials --
Climate inside and outside the museum --
Condensation and the dew point --
Humidity control --
RH control in a room --
The humidistat --
Humidifying equipment --
Dehumidifying equipment --
Room RH control: maintenance and air circulation --
Packaged air-conditioning units --
Ducted air conditioning --
RH control in a closed case--
buffers --
Silica gel in packing cases --
Exhibition cases --
The buffered case: towards a practical solution --
RH control in a closed case--
use of salts --
Mechanical RH stabilisation in cases --
Future development of exhibition case stabilisation --
RH is often a matter of compromise --Historic buildings closed in winter, and churches --
Improvisation and RH control --
Humidity control in archaeology --
Air pollution, part I: The problem --
Particulates --
Particulate concentrations today --
New concrete buildings --
Removal of particulates --
Electrostatic precipitators (electro-filters) --
Gaseous pollution --
Sulphur dioxide (SO₂) --
Damage caused by sulphur dioxide --
Glass and sulphur dioxide --
Effects of sulphur dioxide on lichens and mosses --
Ozone --
Effects of ozone --
Nitrogen oxides --
Effects of nitrogen dioxide --
Levels of ozone and nitrogen dioxide likely to be encountered --
Chlorides --
Pollution through storage conditions --
Removal of gaseous pollutants --
Fire extinguishers --
Sound and vibration --
Light, part II: Spectral curves --
Sun and sky --
Lamps and control equipment --
Measuring UV --
Luminous efficiency and the light meter --
Some basic light units --
Visual performance --
Luminance and subjective brightness --
The Blue Wool standards --
Damage versus wavelength --
Heat radiated from light sources --
Activation energy --
The primary photochemical reaction --
Placing a colour on the CIE chromaticity chart --
The colour rendering calculation --
Colour rendering and the black body convention --
Choosing a fluorescent lamp --
Dimming --
Humidity, part II: The standard hygrometric (psychometric) chart --
The classical air-conditioning operation --
Control --
Heating and cooling loads --
Sensors --
External design conditions --
Dimensional changes caused by RH variation --
Outdoor climate and response of objects indoors --
Does constant RH keep dimensions unchanged at all temperatures? --
Effect of people on RH and temperature --
Use of the air moisture-content scale --
The closed and buffered museum --
Hygrometric half-time --
Materials useful as buffers --
Penetration of oxygen and water vapour through plastic films --
Air pollution, part II: Plotting the size distribution of particulates --
Choice of particulate filter --
Efficiency of activated carbon filters --
Room air cleaners --
Measuring concentrations of pollutants in museums --
The fate of sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere --
The formation of ozone --
Computers in environment control --
Data logging --
Future trends in environmental control --
Appendix: Summary of specifications.
Series Title: Butterworth-Heinemann series in conservation and museology.
Responsibility: Garry Thomson.

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