Informatics for Preventive Conservation at Restored Monuments Exhibiting Artworks

Konstantinos Stoupathis


The key issue raised in this paper concerns the absence of an institutional framework for the operation of the buildings with the condition of preventive conservation of the modern collections. The main interest of curators focuses on the restoration of the monument in order to be "functional" and accessible rather than to the provision of facilities that will prevent the deterioration of contemporary works (two-dimensional paintings, in-situ installations, sculptures, video projections, etc.). Secondly, the monuments cannot always provide possibilities for a controlled microclimate. The fact that the exhibits are modern, made of technologically advanced or recycled materials - sometimes not original ones but replicas - should not preclude the practical application of preventive conservation measures. The paper also discusses available software solutions and technologies that can be used to monitor and manage environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, light exposure, and air quality. Some software solutions commonly used for such purposes are presented. Author also opines that an exhibition regulation is necessary regardless of the bio climatic design of the buildings or solutions for climatic control used.   


Bio climatic Design, Preventive Conservation, Contemporary Art, Museum Environment, Heritage Informatics

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