Calibrating a thermohygrograph

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’.

Thermohygrographs are used to measure temperature and relative humidity, both environmental risks which can directly affect the preservation of museum objects.

In this short film (5:35) from SHARE Museums East, conservator Juliane Ovenden demonstrates how to calibrate a thermohygrograph.

Date created: 2012

Author: Juliane Ovenden

Publisher: SHARE Museums East