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Masterclass on climate control in historic houses

From: Cor Mulders <cor.mulders<-at->
Date: Friday, December 11, 2009
Climate Control in Historic Houses
International masterclass
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN)
3-5 March 2010

This masterclass is organized by the Netherlands Institute for
Cultural Heritage and focuses on the practice and discussion of a
risk based decision making model for climate control. The steps
include valuation of collection and building, analysis of the
possibilities the building offers, collection needs and control over
the indoor climate. From valuation to the development and planning
of options for climate risk mitigation. Participants practise each
stage of this approach by working, discussing and studying in a real
historic house with its collection. The course emphasizes on
communication and teamwork.

The workshop methodology: The program combines theory and practice
through lectures, case studies and practical exercises. High level
interaction between participants and instructors is encouraged.

Subjects covered

    Methodology for valuation of (moveable) collection and buildings
    using Significance 2.0 as a starting point.

    Basic building physics relevant to museum building (thermal and
    moisture effects).

    Fundamentals of deterioration processes: the effects of
    temperature, humidity, light and air pollutants on the
    durability of materials, alone, in composites and in the museum
    building itself.

    Fundamentals of air conditioning technology, including energy
    saving and simple methods, all the way towards doing absolutely

    Validity, influence and scope of the standards that specify the
    ideal, or the acceptable, museum environment.

    Cooperation between mechanical equipment and architecture to
    optimize the climatic stability of monumental buildings.


    Bart Ankersmit
    Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage

    Poul Klenz Larsen
    National Museum of Denmark

Tutors / instructors

    Agnes Brokerhof
    Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage

    Marc Stappers
    Cultural Heritage Agency

    Henk Schellen
    Technical University Eindhoven


    The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN)
    Gabriel Metsustraat 8
    1070 KA Amsterdam
    The Netherlands


    Kasteel Amerongen
    Drostestraat 20
    3958 BK Amerongen
    The Netherlands

3-5 March 2010 (3 days)
9 am - 5 pm

Participants / enrollment limit: The course is designed for 20
participants with responsibilities and/or experience in indoor
climate. There are no specific qualifications needed by
participants. The course starts at a fundamental level.

Payment: You will receive an invoice with the written confirmation
of your registration. The participation fee must be credited to our
account at least four weeks before commencement of the course. If
payment is not received in time, we cannot guarantee your
participation. Participants will be sent a reader and further
details on the course. The price includes materials, coffee, tea and
lunch. Accommodation is not included in the course fee.

Cancellation: In the event of cancellation up to four weeks prior to
the commencement date of the course, the course fee minus 10%
(administration costs) will be refunded to your account. In the
event of cancellation between four and one week(s) prior to the
commencement date, 50% is charged. In case of cancellation from one
week prior to the commencement of the course, the complete course
fee is charged. Only written cancellations can be accepted. Absence
and interim termination of the course does not entitle you to a
refund. The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage has the
right to cancel the course in case of insufficient interest. In this
case, the course fees already paid will be refunded in full.

Proof of participation: At the end of the course, proof of
participation is issued providing that a minimum of 80% of the
course is attended.

Working language: English
Course fee: Euro 595,-

Register online at


or download the application form at


and send the registration form to angeniet.boeve<-at->icn<.>nl or by fax to
+31 20 3054 600

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    email. There should be no newline.

Candidates' applications must be received by 1 February 2010

Cor Mulders
Information Management Staff Member
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN)
PO Box 76709
1070  KA  Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 20 305 4762
Fax: +31 20 305 4600

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:21
                 Distributed: Monday, December 14, 2009
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Received on Friday, 11 December, 2009

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