FALL 2018
Collection Environments
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Policies & Declarations

Bizot Green Protocol by the Bizot Group, in "Environmental Sustainability: Reducing Museums' Carbon Footprint" (2015), London: National Museum Directors' Council.

Environmental Guidelines—ICOM-CC and IIC Declaration by the International Council of Museums—Committee for Conservation, and International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (2014).

Standards & Guidance

Conservation of Cultural Property— Specifications for Temperature and Relative Humidity to Limit Climate-Induced Mechanical Damage in Organic Hygroscopic Materials (2010), European Standard BS EN 15757:2010.

"Museums, Galleries, Archives, and Libraries," in ASHRAE Handbook: Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Applications by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (2015), Atlanta, GA: ASHRAE, 23.1–23.22 (handbook is currently being revised for publication in 2019).

Specification for Managing Environmental Conditions for Cultural Collections (2012), London: British Standards Institution PAS 198:2012.


"Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Micro-Damage in Wooden Art Objects to Assess Climate Management Strategies" by M. Lukomski, M. Strojecki, B. Pretzel, N. Blades, V. L. Beltran, and A. Freeman, in Insight 59, no. 5 (May 2017), 256–64.

Climate for Collections: Standards and Uncertainties by Jonathan Ashley-Smith, Andreas Burmester, and Melanie Bauernfeind (2013), London: Archetype Publications in association with Doerner Institut, Munich.

Environmental Management for Collections: Alternative Conservation Strategies for Hot and Humid Climates by Shin Maekawa, Vincent L. Beltran, and Michael Henry (2015), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.

Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites and Museums by Sarah Sutton (2015), London: Rowman & Littlefield.

Epidemiology: Basic Ideas Applied to Museum Collections: A Report from an Experts Meeting Organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, June 15–16, 2015 by Jim Druzik and Foekje Boersma (2017), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.

"Intergenerational Justice: A Useful Perspective for Heritage Conservation" by Joel Taylor, in CeROArt (2013).

Issues in Contemporary Oil Paint, edited by Klaas Jan van den Berg, Aviva Burnstock, Matthijs de Keijzer, Jay Krueger, Tom Learner, Alberto de Tagle, and Gunnar Heydenreich (2014), Switzerland: Springer.

Managing Indoor Climate Risks in Museums by Bart Ankersmit and Marc H. L. Stappers (2017), Switzerland: Springer.

Modern Paints Uncovered: Proceedings from the Modern Paints Uncovered Symposium, May 16–19, 2006, Tate Modern, London, edited by Thomas J. S. Learner, Patricia Smithen, Jay W. Krueger, and Michael R. Schilling (2008), Los Angeles: Getty Publications.

The Plus/Minus Dilemma: A Way Forward in Environmental Guidelines
(2010), IIC.

"Precaution, Proof, and Pragmatism: Evolving Perspectives on the Museum Environment" by Foekje Boersma , Kathleen Dardes, and James Druzik, in Conservation Perspectives, The GCI Newsletter 29.2 (Fall 2014)

Proceedings of the Smithsonian Institution Summit on the Museum Preservation Environment, edited by Sarah Stauderman and William G. Tompkins (2016).

"Quantifying the Mechanical Properties of Artists' Paints with Nanoindentation" by M. Wright, M. Hudson, M. Kokkori, K. Muir, F. Casadio, K. Faber, and K. R. Shull, in Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society (2014), Red Hook, NY: Curran Associates, 285–7.

"The Role of Micromechanics in the Epidemiology of Climate-Induced Damage" by Michal Lukomski, James Druzik, Vincent Beltran, Ashley Freeman, Foekje Boersma, and Joel Taylor, paper presented at the Mechanics of Art Materials and Its Future in Heritage Science: A Seminar and Symposium 24–25 October 2016 (2017), Suitland, Maryland: Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute.

"Tensile Properties of Latex Paint Films with TiO 2 Pigment" by Eric Hagan, Maria Charalambides, Christina Young, Tom Learner, and Stephen Hackney, in Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials 13, no. 2 (2009), 149–61.


HERIe: Quantitative Assessment of Risk of Physical Damage of Cultural Objects Due to Climate Variations.