Managing Indoor Climate Risks in Museums

  • Bart Ankersmit
  • Marc H.L. Stappers

Part of the Cultural Heritage Science book series (CUHESC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bart Ankersmit, Marc H. L. Stappers
    Pages 1-13
  3. Bart Ankersmit, Marc H. L. Stappers
    Pages 15-25
  4. Bart Ankersmit, Marc H. L. Stappers
    Pages 27-40
  5. Bart Ankersmit, Marc H. L. Stappers
    Pages 41-96
  6. Bart Ankersmit, Marc H. L. Stappers
    Pages 97-128
  7. Bart Ankersmit, Marc H. L. Stappers
    Pages 129-140
  8. Bart Ankersmit, Marc H. L. Stappers
    Pages 141-187
  9. Bart Ankersmit, Marc H. L. Stappers
    Pages 189-206
  10. Bart Ankersmit, Marc H. L. Stappers
    Pages 207-252
  11. Bart Ankersmit, Marc H. L. Stappers
    Pages 253-269
  12. Bart Ankersmit, Marc H. L. Stappers
    Pages 271-285
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 287-335

About this book


This book elaborates on different aspects of the decision making process concerning the management of climate risk in museums and historic houses. The goal of this publication is to assist collection managers and caretakers by providing information that will allow responsible decisions about the museum indoor climate to be made. The focus is not only on the outcome, but also on the equally important process that leads to that outcome. The different steps contribute significantly to the understanding of the needs of movable and immovable heritage. The decision making process to determine the requirements for the museum indoor climate includes nine steps: Step 1. The process to make a balanced decision starts by clarifying the decision context and evaluating what is important to the decision maker by developing clear objectives. In Step 2 the value of all heritage assets that are affected by the decision are evaluated and the significance of the building and the movable collection is made explicit. Step 3. The climate risks to the moveable collection are assessed. Step 4: Those parts of the building that are considered valuable and susceptible to certain climate conditions are identified. Step 5. The human comfort needs for visitors and staff are expressed. Step 6: To understand the indoor climate, the building physics are explored. Step 7. The climate specifications derived from step 3 to 5 are weighed and for each climate zone the optimal climate conditions are specified. Step 8: Within the value framework established in Step 1, the options to optimize the indoor climate are considered and selected. Step 9: All options to reduce the climate collection risks are evaluated by the objectives established in Step 1.


Building Physics for Conservators Climate Control in Mueums Climate Physics for Conservators Conservation Movable and Immovable Heritage Environmental Museum Management Heritage Collection Risks Indoor Museum Climate Managing Climate Risks in Museums Museum Collection Preservation Museum Environment

Authors and affiliations

  • Bart Ankersmit
    • 1
  • Marc H.L. Stappers
    • 2
  1. 1.Cultural Heritage AgencyAmersfoortThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Cultural Heritage AgencyAmersfoortThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-34239-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-34241-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-6226
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-6234
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