“Users of display cases & glazed frames for local environmental control of indoor heritage collections”
This survey (closing July 1st) aims to capture the recent behaviours & opinions of enclosure users from around the world – at a time of changing environmental guidelines.
It takes 20 – 30 minutes depending on the respondent’s experience.
Heritage conservators, registrars, curators etc are encouraged to consider completing the survey and to forward this announcement to colleagues in their workplace, region & international networks.
The survey is looking for responses from people around the world working for heritage institutions of all sizes & types, and with any level of experience.
A conservator researching heritage microclimates at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom designed the survey.
It was tested with conservators & scientists working for metropolitan and regional institutions in the United Kingdom & France:
- The British Museum
- C2RMF, Louvre Museum
- Museum of London
- English Heritage
- Birmingham Museums Trust
- The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
It is expected this research will guide the future manufacture, testing, use & maintenance of enclosures for more sustainable conservation of vulnerable exhibits.
The results will first be presented at the Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology Conference taking place on Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 July 2015 at UCL, London.
The Powerpoint presentation for that conference will be emailed to survey respondents who choose to be contacted. It will also be publically available for download – with a link from LinkedIn’s “Exhibit Enclosure Environments” discussion group. An extended written analysis & discussion of the results, in the form of a paper, will be submitted for publication to open access and peer-reviewed international heritage conservation journals.
Survey closing date: Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Survey is here: https://goo.gl/5OqbkA
Alternatively the survey can be shared via social media:
- LinkedIn’s Exhibit Enclosure Environments discussion group: https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=8331052
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExhibitEnclosureEnvironments
— James Crawford, PhD student, Department of Physics, University of Warwick