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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT FOR COLLECTIONS: ALTERNATIVE CONSERVATION STRATEGIES FOR HOT AND HUMID CLIMATES. Shin Maekawa et al. Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 2015. Tools for Conservation. 436 pp. with 248 ills. (144 col.). 28 x 22 cm. LC 2014-46477 ISBN 9781606064344 In English.
Publisher's description: In recent years more cultural institutions in hot and humid climates have been installing air-conditioning systems to protect their collections and provide comfort for both employees and visitors. This practice, however, can pose complications, including problems of installation and maintenance as well as structural damage to buildings, while failing to provide collections with a viable conservation environment. This volume offers hands-on guidance to the specific challenges involved in conserving cultural heritage in hot and humid climates. Initial chapters present scientific and geographic overviews of these climates, outline risk-based classifications for environmental control, and discuss related issues of human health and comfort. The authors then describe climate management strategies that offer effective and reliable alternatives to conventional air-conditioning systems and that require minimal intervention to the historic fabric of buildings that house collections. The book concludes with seven case studies of successful climate improvement projects undertaken by the Getty Conservation Institute in collaboration with cultural institutions around the world.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Conservation/Restoration
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 161589
Paperbound $65.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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