Guideline 19.4

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Guideline 19.4: Museum policies protect objects from inappropriate temperature and relative humidity


What policies can assist in protecting objects from inappropriate temperature and relative humidity?

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Windows and doors are kept shut to ensure climate controls work effectively

Timely repairs are performed on broken windows and on dried putty and caulking around windows and doors to eliminate cracks and leaks.

Maintenance of temperature and relative humidity controls:

  • Training is provided to ensure staff know how to monitor and maintain controls so that they work effectively
  • Budget includes funds to maintain controls and replenish humidity control products as needed (silica gel, etc.)
  • Sufficient staff are dedicated to these tasks.