Environmental monitoring in museums

This resource is related to the Accreditation Standard 2.5 Care and Conservation Plan, ‘The museum must have plans to help deliver improvements to collections care and conservation in line with the collections care and conservation policy.’

This advice sheet from Museums Galleries Scotland defines the concept of environmental monitoring in museums and explains why it is important. It illustrates the importance of making notes and keeping records as an investment in future planning. Light, moisture, heat, pests, micro-organisms and pollution can all be monitored effectively for prevention.

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Date created: 2014

Author: Museum Galleries Scotland

Publisher: Museum Galleries Scotland