Related Materials

GCI Publications

Epidemiology: Basic Ideas Applied to Museum Collections
Historical Perspectives on Preventive Conservation
Environmental Management for Collections: Alternative Conservation Strategies for Hot and Humid Climates
The Conservation Assessment: A Proposed Model for Evaluating Museum Environmental Management Needs
Controlled Ventilation and Heating to Preserve Collections in Historic Buildings in Hot and Humid Regions

Getty Iris Blog Posts

Creating an Intensive Workshop for Conservation Professionals (June 6, 2017)
Assessing the Environmental Performance of Museum Packing Cases (May 22, 2017)
Creating Sustainable Strategies for Managing Collection Environments (March 22, 2017)
Conservation Training Course Blends Online Learning, Intensive Workshop, and Distance Mentoring (March 29, 2017)

GCI Newsletter Articles

Collections Environments (Fall 2014)
National Science Foundation Award (Spring 2013)
Historical Perspectives on Preventative Conservation (Spring 2013)
Sustainability and Collections (Spring 2011)
Environmental Management (Spring 2007)
Implementing Preventive Conservation (Spring 2004)
Managing the Environment: An Update on Preventive Conservation (Summer 2000)

Transportation Environment Assessment Bibliography
Doherty, T., Metro, B., and Gomez, R. 2008. "The transport and display of icons from Saint Catherine's Monastery." In Conservation and Access: Contributions to the IIC London Congress, 15-19 September 2008. 50-55.

Johnson, A.P., Hannen, W.R., and Zuccari, F. 2013. "Vibration control during museum construction projects." Journal of the American Institute for Conservation. 52:1 30-47.

Kamba, N., Wada, H., Tsukada, M., Takagi, Y., and Imakita, K. 2008. "Measurement and analysis of the global transport environment for packing cases for artifacts." In Conservation and Access: Contributions to the IIC London Congress, 15-19 September 2008. 60-63.

Marcon, P.J. 1991. "Shock, vibration, and protective package design." In proceedings from Art in Transit: Studies in the Transport of Paintings, ed. Marion F. Mecklenburg, 107-120. Washington DC: National Gallery of Art.

Merrill, R.M. 1988. "In the service of exhibitions: the history, problems, and potential solutions of cultural materials in transit." Preprints from 16th annual AIC meeting: New Orleans. 138-147

Michalski, S. 1991. "Their response to temperature, relative humidity, shock and vibration." In proceedings from Art in Transit: Studies in the Transport of Paintings, ed. Marion F. Mecklenburg, 223-248. Washington DC: National Gallery of Art.

Richard, M. 1991. "Control of temperature and relative humidity in packing cases." In proceedings from Art in Transit: Studies in the Transport of Paintings, ed. Marion F. Mecklenburg, 279-297. Washington DC: National Gallery of Art.

Saunders, D. 1998. "Monitoring shock and vibration during the transportation of paintings." National Gallery Technical Bulletin. 19: 64-73.

Saunders, D. and Clarke, R. 1990. "Monitoring the environment within packing cases containing works of art in transit." In Preprints from 9th triennial ICOM-CC meeting: Dresden. 415-422.

Smyth, A., Brewick, P., Greenbaum, R., Chatzis, M., Serotta, A., and Stünkel, I. 2016. "Vibration mitigation and monitoring: A case study of construction in a museum." Journal of the American Institute for Conservation. 55:1 32-55.

Other Resources

Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies (2007)
British Standards Institution, PAS 198:2012. Specification for Managing Environmental Conditions for Cultural Collections
AIC Environmental Guidelines
Bizot Green Protocol, 2015
Environmental Guidelines: IIC and ICOM-CC Declaration (2014)
Climate Change and Museum Collections. The Inaugural Event of Dialogues for the New century: Roundtable Discussions on the Conservation of Cultural Heritage in a Changing World, 2008. International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
Dialogues for the New Century: The Plus/Minus Dilemma: A Way Forward in Environmental Guidelines, 2010. International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works in collaboration with the American Institute for Conservation and its Annual Meeting.


Previous GCI activities related to management of museum environments

Scientific Research

Selective Preventive Conservation Research (1985–1998)
Pollutants in the Museum Environment (1985–1998)
Nitrogen Anoxia Research (1987–1999)
Collections in Hot & Humid Environments (1997–2002)
Environmental Guidelines for Collections (1999–2002)
Performance of Pollutant Adsorbents (2001–2003)
Alternative Climate Controls for Historic Buildings (2003–2010)

Education and Training

Preventive Conservation (1990–1995)
Collections in Hot & Humid Environments (1997–2002)
Historic Buildings, Collections & Sites (2002–2003)
Teamwork for Integrated Emergency Management (2004–2008)

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