Control of temperature and relative humidity is critical in the preservation of library and archival collections because unacceptable levels of these contribute significantly to the breakdown of materials.
North East Document Conservation CentreAt our facility in Bletchley we know that the showcase micro-environment is frequently the primary means of environmental control for vulnerable and valuable collections. To this end we combine our design and engineering expertise with insights from conservation professionals, as part of our service to each client: this includes advice from an Institute of Conservation (ICON) accredited conservator, on the optimum environment for safely and correctly displaying museum and heritage objects. The information forms the basis for each case design and the temperature or climate control system incorporated; and when required, we can provide independent testing of objects if that level of control is needed. For more detail on the humidity or temperature control systems we offer, please contact us to discuss your project requirements. Information on our recent projects incorporating temperature control systems can be viewed in our Case Studies, and in our brochure below. Museum-Picture-Book.pdf