• Planning for a Sustainable Preservation Environment

    Project Director(s):
    Jennifer Pye
    Author(s):
    Jennifer Pye
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Archives--Administration, Archival resources--Management, Archival materials--Management, Archives--Collection management, Archival materials--Conservation and restoration
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Monhegan Historical and Cultural Museum Association
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections, NEH Preservation and Access, Archival management and conservation
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M67H3M
    Abstract:
    The Monhegan Museum's Planning for a Sustainable Preservation Environment project will assemble a group of skilled professionals to work collaboratively to develop a plan that addresses several serious environmental issues that pose a threat to the long-term care and conservation of the Museum's varied and significant collection of artwork, documents, photographs, and artifacts chronicling the unique history and culture of Monhegan Island, Maine. This team's focus will be on two distinct areas of remediation, the first being the investigation and small scale implementation of effective non-mechanical climate-control options for the Museum's seasonal display facilities, and the second being the pursuit of optimizing the existing climate-control systems in the Museum's off-season storage vaults with an eye towards increased energy-efficiency, and ultimately, reduced energy consumption.
    Notes:
    Planning for improved environmental conditions to protect a collection of art, photography, and material culture that chronicles the history of Monhegan Island, Maine, ranging from early Native American fishing sites to an art colony that has flourished from the mid-1800s to the present. The planning team would investigate non-mechanical options for reducing humidity and improving conditions in the historic Lighthouse Keeper's House and the Gallery, the museum's seasonal display facilities, and optimize the existing climate control systems in the off-season storage vaults to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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