Preventive care of cultural items
Understand the adverse effects that visible light and ultraviolet—UV—radiation can have on museum objects.
Learn some of the adverse effects that extremes and fluctuations in relative humidity and temperature have on objects.
Learn a basic understanding of some deterioration processes and some of the problems you may encounter in your collection.
Know and understand how to set up an integrated pest management system to protect valuable items in your care.
Understand how to minimise pollution in your collection’s environment.
Learn of how vulnerable objects are when they are being handled.
Know the ideal conditions for storing and displaying mixed collections of objects.
Understand the need to protect objects from fluctuations in environmental conditions when moving them from one climatic zone to another.