Oral presentation



The use of copper and silver plated piezo electric crystals to assess indoor air quality
H.A. Ankersmit 1, S. Watts 2, V. Costa 3
1) Department, Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN), the Netherlands.
2) School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University (OBU), UK
3) Cercle des Partenaires du Patrimoine, Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques (CPP), France


An early warning system for light damage in museums and exhibitions
M. Bacci 1, C. Cuccia 1, S. Gerlach 2, H. Roemich 2, A.-L. Dupont 3, B. Lavedrine 3 and G. Martin 4
1) Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara"-(IFAC), Firenze
2) Fraunhofer- Institut für Silicatforschung, Wertheim
3) CNRS / CRCDG, Paris
4) Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Pay Attention to Books' Deadly Dust Relationship of Lung Cancer and Heart Attack to Library Books' Dust
By Hassan Bolourchi Ph. D.
Library Dust Consulting, Birmingham. USA

Monotoring of Air Infiltration in Museums Case study: The National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm
CarlAxel Boman 1, Jan Holmberg 2, Hans Stymne 3
1) Pentiaq AB, Cavle, Sweden.
2) The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
3) University of Gavle, Sweden

Mitigation of the effects of pollutant gases on susceptible objects.
Susan Bradley
Head of Conservation Science and Analytical Chemistry, Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science, The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London

Acoustic emission monitoring to study environmental fatigue in wooden objects
L. Bratasz and S. Jakiela
Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland

Nitrogen oxides and material damage indoors
Peter Brimblecombe , Derek Bowden and Michele Raychaudhuri
University of East Anglia

From IAP to IAQ, an evaluation of six years of getting together
Agnes W. Brokerhof et al.
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN), Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Final report on comparing pollution levels in air tight and ventilated cases at the Museum of London and a progress report on leak detection and air exchange measurements in practice
Andrew Calver, Andy Holbrook
Museum of London

Preserving sacred space: A microclimate study of the Shrine of the Bab, a Baha'i holy site.
Blake Campbell & Patrick Ravines
Bahá’í World Centre, Conservation Office, Haifa, Israel

Friendly Heating: building microclimate in churches and around pews.
Dario Camuffo, Emanuela Pagan, Antonella Maraner
CNR, ISAC, Padova, Italy

Impact of daily and seasonal Temperature and Relative Humidity cycles on wooden artworks.
Dario Camuffo, Emanuela Pagan
CNR, ISAC, Padova, Italy

Assessment of the environmental impact on natural resins by a combination of FT-RAMAN and QCM impedance analysis
Andrea Cavicchioli and Dalva L.A. de Faria,
Instituto de Química, University of São Paulo, Brazil


Impact assessement on organic materials in selected European museums
Elin Dahlin 1, Terje Grøntoft 1, Mihalis Lazaridis 2, Joel Taylor 3, David Howell 4, Nigel Blades 3, Thodoros Glytsos 2 and Jan Henriksen 1
1) Norwegian Institute for Air Research, P.O. Box 100, NO-2027 Kjeller, Norway.
2) Technical University of Crete, Polytechneiopolis, EL-73100 Chania, Greece
3) University College London, Centre for Sustainable Heritage, The Barlett School of Graduate Studies, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK.
4) Historic Royal Palaces, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AU,UK

Ozone measurements inside the National Gallery of Marche (Urbino, Italy) and source assessment.
De Nuntiis P. 1, Geniali A. 2, Lattanzi C. 1, Maione M. 2, Mangani F. 2, Mandrioli P. 3
1) Faculty of Environmental Sciences. University of Urbino.(Italy).
2) Inst. of Chemical Sciences. University of Urbino. (Italy).
3) Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, National Research Council (CNR-ISAC). 40129 Bologna (Italy).

Diffusive sampling as a tool for monitoring nitric acid in a museum
Franco De Santis, Raffaella Bellagotti, Francesca Vichi, Donatella Zona, Ivo Allegrini
CNR – Istituto Inquinamento Atmosferico, Area della Ricerca di Roma

Study to protect michelangelo’s david from HVAC system air pollutants
Livio de Santoli, Matteo Mariotti
Centro Ricerche CITERA Università La Sapienza, Roma

Influence of 2003 heatwave on silver tarnishing
Michel Dubus
Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France


The Relevance of the NOAEL concept and related parameters in defining pollution thresholds for cultural heritage collections.
Jens Glastrup, National Museum of Denmark,
Dept. of Conservation, Denmark

A novel assessment of organic and inorganic atmospheric pollutants in museums: A case study of Rubens House in Antwerp, Belgium.
Ricardo Henrique Moreton Godoi 1, Ana Flavia Locateli Godoi 1, Marianne Stranger 1, Sanja Potgieter-Vermaak 1, Ralf Kaegi 2, Claudio Cocheo 3, Diego Pagani 3, Franco Quaglio 3, Paolo Sacco 3, Michel Belleil 4 and René Van Grieken 1.
1) Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B-2610 Antwerp, Belgium
2) EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dubendorf, Switzerland
3) Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Clinica del Lavoro e della Riabilitazione I.R.C.C.S. Centro di Ricerche Ambientali, Padova - Italy
4) Renishaw, Champs-sur-Marne 77437, Marne la Vallée, France

Improving the storage conditions for composite historical objects: do oxygen-free conditions keep their promise?"
Martina Griesser, Monica Kurzel-Runtscheiner, Marianne Novotny
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Conservation Science Department and Museum of Carriages/ Department of Court Uniforms, Vienna Johannes Bergmair Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology


The effects of air purification at the National Archives on the quality of durable storage of their paper based collection.
John Havermans 1, Ted Steemers 2, Eric Cornelissen 1, Hadeel Abdul Aziz 1
1) The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research. Building and Construction Research, department Healthy buildings and systems.
2) National Archives, The Hague, The Netherlands


Allowable thresholds in dynamic changes of microclimate for wooden cultural objects
Slawomir Jakiela, Roman Kozlowski and Lukasz Bratasz
Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland


Aesthetics and acceptability of indoor dust
*Katy Lithgow 1, Peter Brimblecombe 2, Sophie Julien-Lees 3, Helen Lloyd, David Thickett 4
1) National Trust,
2) University of East Anglia
3) Historic Royal Palaces
4) English Heritage

Assessing Roles in Cleaning Historic Interiors
Helen Lloyd 1, Peter Brimblecombe 2, Sophie Julien-Lees 3, Katy Lithgow 1
1) National Trust
2) University of East Anglia
3) Historic Royal Palaces


In-situ Damage Assessment of Micro-climates for Cultural Heritage Preservation
M.Odlyha 1, Q.Wang 1, N.Wade 1, R.Campana 1, J.M.Slater 1, K.Pratt 2, M.Rhyl Svendsen 3, T.Padfield 3, F De Santis 4, V.Smith 5, L.Bullock 6, E.Ferreiragand 7, J.J.Boong 7
1) School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet St.,Bloomsbury London WCIE 7HX, United Kingdom
2) UCL Chemistry Dept. 20, London
3) National Museum of Denmark Conservation Dept., Denmark
4) CNR-IIA Area della Ricerca di Roma, Italy
5) Alcazar,Segovia,Spain
6) The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, London, United Kingdom
7) FOM Institute AMOLF Molecular Painting Research GroupAmsterdam, Netherlands.


Effects of Friendly Heating system on human thermal comfort in the church.
Sirkka Rissanen and Friendly Heating research group.
Oulu Regional Institute of Occupational Health Oulu, Finland


Reactivity Monitoring in Italy's Cultural Heritage Sites
Evandro Sacchi 1, Chris Muller 2
1) Politecnico di Milano 2) Purafil, Inc.

Indoor air humidity of monumental buildings and hygrothermal surface conditions
Henk L. Schellen, Dionne Neilen, Jos (A.)W.M. van Schijndel, Marcel A.P. van Aarle
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Hot air church heating and damage to the monumental interior, e.g. the monumental organ
Henk L. Schellen, Jos (A.)W.M. van Schijndel, Marcel A.P. van Aarle
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Influence of different types of heating system on particulate and gaseous pollutant deposition: the case of churches situated in cold climate
Z. Spolnik 1, A. Worobiec 1, L. Bencs 2, L. Samek 3, V. Kontozova1, R. Van Grieken 1
1) Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
2) Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
3) University of Mining and Metallurgy, Cracow, Poland


Preservation based on a risk management approach: an application for the control of pollutants in museums.
Jean Tétreault
Senior Conservation Scientist/Acting Manager of the Preventive Conservation Section Canadian Conservation Institute, Canada

Chloride, Dust and RH, Risks in Coastal and Inland Areas
David Thickett
Senior Conservation Scientist Collections Management Team English Heritage


A comparison of diffusion tube determinations of formic and acetic acid concentrations in air
Maarten van Bommel 1, Lorraine Gibson 2, Simon Watts 3, Velichka Kontozova 4 and David Thickett 5
1) ICN
2) University of Strathclyde
3) Oxford Brooks University
4) University of Antwerp
5) British Museum, currently English Heritage


Accumulation and cementation of dust indoors
Young Hun Yoon 1, Peter Brimblecombe 1, Kate Frame 2, David Howell 2, Barry Knight 3, Helen Lloyd 4, David Thickett 5

1) University of East Anglia
2) Historic Royal Palaces
3) British Library
4) National Trust
5) English Heritage