Calibrating a dial hygrometer

Museums establish, maintain and manage appropriate environmental conditions to preserve the collections in their care – this activity is usually referred to as ‘environmental monitoring and control’.

Hygrometers are used to measure relative humidity, an environmental risk that can directly affect the preservation of museum objects.

In this short video (2:18) from SHARE Museums East, conservator Juliane Ovenden demonstrates how to calibrate a dial hygrometer.

Date created: 2012

Author: Juliane Ovenden

Publisher: SHARE Museums East