Strolling around museums and art galleries in different cities is easily one of the best things you can do in life. You get to see a city or even country’s complex histories and realities through various artistic, cultural, and scientific artifacts.
Keeping a museum alive is no easy job though. It doesn’t stop in curating all those precious items for a particular exhibit. Making sure that those items are safe is a top priority as objects deteriorate over time depending on their composition. Temperature & humidity are key factors for preservation of these items and important as well to visitors.
Size of museums and art galleries vary and some items need to be secured more than others so using indoor climate sensors is a very genius move if chosen properly. Aesthetics must also be considered as it’s a museum you don’t want to be installing sensors that are sore in the eyes or annoyingly beeping every time the climate changes.
As for temperature, it must be 65-68°F for mixed collections or in Celsius 16 to 20°C is recommended in general. For preservation of archival documents, the ideal temperature is between 16°C -19°C. Lower temperature can increase longevity of collections but can be hard to visitors so curators must find the sweet spot.
In terms of humidity, a non-fluctuating relative humidity above 25% and below 65% is recommended and many museums have set their relative humidity at 45%. Humidity is a very salient factor as too low can cause sensitive items to become dry and brittle and too high can trigger fungal growth.
With AirComfort you can set the min and max value of both temperature and humidity and on the App, you can see if the values are below or beyond the proper range. Since museums usually have several rooms, AirComfort App is convenient since you can sync as many AirComfort devices as you want and track them with just one App.
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