AIC Environmental Guidelines

CCI Agent of Deterioration: Incorrect Relative Humidity

CCI Environmental Guidelines for Museums

Climate for Culture, a project funded by the European Commission 2009–14. It investigated the impacts of climate change on historic buildings and their collections in Europe and the Mediterranean.

Collections Trust, a UK-based professional association for people working in collections management

Conservation Physics—Index, a web resource by Tim Padfield

Doerner Institut, Stable Is Safe

Image Permanence Institute’s Sustainable Preservation Practices workshops and webinar presentations, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities

Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cultural Heritage Research

Managing Collection Environments Initiative, the Getty Conservation Institute

NMDC Environmental Sustainability—Reducing Museums’ Carbon Footprint

Physics of Monuments, a website of the Technical University in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. It includes monumental buildings in the Netherlands and abroad that have already been examined.

The PIC-Green Network of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), which is committed to establishing museums as leaders in environmental stewardship and sustainability through education, advocacy, and service

US Green Building Council website


"Climate Change and Museum Collections," IIC Roundtable, September 17, 2008.

Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, edited by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2013), New York: Cambridge University Press.

Climate for Collections: Standards and Uncertainties, edited by Jonathan Ashley-Smith, Andreas Burmester, and Melanie Eibl (2013), London: Archetype Publications.

Collections Demography colloquium, UCL Centre for Sustainable Heritage, London, July 23, 2013.

The Conservation Assessment: A Proposed Model for Evaluating Museum Environmental Management Needs, by Erica Avrami, Kathleen Dardes, Marta de la Torre, Samuel Y. Harris, Michael Henry, and Wendy Claire Jessup (1999), Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute.

"Cultural Heritage Conservation Science and Sustainable Development: Experience, Research, Innovation," international conference, Centre de recherche sur la conservation des collections (CRCC), Paris, October 23–25, 2013.

"Developing Professional Uncertainty," by Jonathan Ashley-Smith, in Studies in Conservation 45, Supplement 1 (January 1, 2000), 14–17.

Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies, conference proceedings, Tenerife, Spain, 2007.

The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice, by Sarah S. Brophy and Elizabeth Wylie (2008), Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press.

"Heritage Science and Sustainable Development for the Preservation of Art and Cultural Assets—on the Way to the Green Museum," international workshop hosted by the Rathgen Research Laboratory, Berlin, April 11–12, 2013.

Manual of Museum Planning: Sustainable Space, Facilities and Operations, edited by Barry Lord, Gail Dexter Lord, and Lindsay Martin (2012), Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press.

The Museum Environment, by Garry Thomson (1986), London: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Museum Microclimates: Contributions to the Conference in Copenhagen, 19–23 November 2007, edited by Tim Padfield and Karen Borchersen (2007), Copenhagen: National Museum of Denmark.

"Museums, Galleries, Archives, and Libraries," chapter 23 of ASHRAE Handbook— HVAC Applications (2011), Atlanta: ASHRAE. At the ASHRAE store one can purchase a pdf of just the chapter.

PAS 198:2012—Specification for Managing Environmental Conditions for Cultural Collections (2012), London: BSI.

"The Plus/Minus Dilemma: The Way Forward in Environmental Guidelines—Dialogues for the New Century: Discussions on the Conservation of Cultural Heritage in a Changing World," IIC and AIC, Milwaukee, WI, May 13, 2010.

Studies in Conservation 59, no. 4: Environmental Standards and Monitoring Issue (July 2014), London: Maney Publishing.

"Summit on the Museum Preservation Environment," Smithsonian Institution webcast, March 5, 2013.

"Sustainability," Third IIC Round Table Readings (2014), Washington, DC: AIC.