The Nine Agents of Deterioration

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Nine Agents Of Deterioration

There are several versions of the Agents of Deterioration. Michalski in Running a Museum ICOM, p.54-55 lists nine as opposed to Rob Waller of the Canadian Museum of Nature who lists ten.

Agent of Deterioration
Risks of the Agent
(Form of loss or damage, and
the vulnerable collections)
(Sources and Attractants of the
Agent Partial list)
Other Activities and Disciplines
(Involved in management
of each risk)
Direct Physical Forces Breakage, distortion, puncture, dents, scratches, abrasion.
All artifacts.