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Subject: Workshop on environmental monitoring

Workshop on environmental monitoring

From: William P. Lull <gli>
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2002
Setting Up an Environmental Monitoring Program
AIC Annual Meeting, Miami
9 am-4pm

This workshop is intended for museum, library and archives
professionals, such as conservators, curators, archivists,
registrars and directors, as well as for architects, engineers and
others involved in construction and facilities management for
collections- holding institutions.

For registration information, contact AIC at
<URL:>, select "Registration brochure
in PDF format," and go to page 16.

For questions on course content, contact Mr. Lull at
gli [at] theoffice__net.

This seminar discusses how to establish a monitoring program for
conservation environments in museums, libraries, and archives.
Practical methods to monitor humidity, temperature, lighting,
particulates, gaseous contamination and collection safety are
discussed along with suggested equipment, classroom demonstrations
and practical field techniques.  Includes a discussion of techniques
at various cost levels, and interpretation of hygrothermograph

Presented by William P. Lull, Garrison/Lull Inc.


    9 am        Introduction
    9:15 am     Rationale and Goals
    9:30 am     Environmental Criteria Sources
    9:45 am     Review of Factors To Monitor--Temperature, humidity,
                light, UV, IR, color temperature, particulates,
                gaseous contaminants, physical threats
    10 am       Methods of Monitoring
    10:45 am    Break
    11 am       Methods of Monitoring (continued), including
                particulates and gaseous contaminants
    12 noon     Lunch
    1:15 pm     Using Hygrothermographs - location, calibration and
    2 pm        Using Data Loggers--tips on selection and
    2:30 pm     Break
    2:45 pm     Balanced Approaches--equipment and plans for various
                budget levels
    3 pm        Interpreting Hygrothermograph Plots
    3:45 p-4 pm Questions

Props/Equipment Demonstrated: light meters (light, UV, color
temperature), electronic hygrometers, calibration salts, humidial
strips, textile fading strips, sling psychrometer, datalogger and
laptop for downloading, particle counter, A-D strips, VOC samplers,
sample gas test reports.

Handouts: "Setting Up An Environmental Monitoring Program," private
monograph, Lull, February 2000 (11 pages); Conservation Environment
Guidelines for Libraries and Archives, Lull, New York State Library,
1998 (draft excerpts); "Criteria and HVAC Systems for Museums,
Libraries and Archives," private monograph, Lull, February 2000 (40

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