Relative Humidity and Temperature Pattern Book

In order to manage the museum environment, it is important to understand how objects respond to ambient relative humidity (RH) and temperature changes. Collections respond in various ways and at different speeds to the amount of moisture and heat in the air. Museums must record changes in the environment within their buildings in order to gauge the level of environmental stress to which objects are subjected.

The aim of these guidelines is to help museums make the most of the environmental data they collect.

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Date created: 2000

Author: May Casser; Jeremy Hutchings

Publisher: Museums and Galleries Commission