Conservation image Pollutants in the Museum Environment (1985–1998)
A project of the Getty Conservation Institute
 

The objective of the GCI's research on pollutants was to help museum staff detect harmful pollutants before damage occurs, as with this Dutch tile. Salts in the tile and acetic acid from the materials of the wooden cabinet in which it was stored caused the gross efflorescence. Photo: Cecily Grzywacz.