• Improving Environmental Conditions for Historical Collections

    Project Director(s):
    Ann Lawless
    Author(s):
    Ann Lawless
    Date:
    2012
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    American Precision Museum, Inc.
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections, NEH Preservation and Access, Interdisciplinary studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6NS9C
    Abstract:
    The American Precision Museum in Windsor, Vermont seeks to develop plans to improve environmental conditions that are adversely affecting collections in the Robbins & Lawrence Armory building, a National Historic Landmark. The building houses the museum and its unparalleled collection of industrial machinery along with other artifacts, archival, and library materials. This planning project would bring together a team of staff and four consultants: a conservator and a preservation architect working with a civil and a mechanical engineer. The team would study existing information about the building and collections, then explore on-site, draft architectural and engineering strategies, and convene again to review these ideas for consistency and compatibility. The plans would be finalized in November 2011 to a level sufficient to seek implementation funding. The consultants would also assist in developing proposals for implementation.
    Notes:
    A planning project to explore passive and mechanized methods for managing humidity levels in a National Landmark museum building that houses a collection of historic machine tools, documenting the history of precision manufacturing in the United States.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    7 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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