The Development of a Methodology to Understand Climate-induced Damage in Decorated Oak Wood Panels

Ekelund, S.E., Luimes, R.A., Gauvin, C.A.F. , Van Duin, P.H.J.C., Jorissen, A.J.M., Ankersmit, H.A., Suiker, A.S.J., Groves, R.M. and Schellen, H.L. (2017) The Development of a Methodology to Understand Climate-induced Damage in Decorated Oak Wood Panels. ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4-8 Sept 2017.

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Abstract

Climate-induced damage in decorated oak wood panels is considered to be a high risk for pre-eminent museum collections. To advise museums on the development of sustainable future preservation strategies and rational guidelines for indoor climate specifications, the risk of this type of damage – physical and mechanical is analysed in full depth in this research. A comprehensive methodology is required that meets the requests of the conservation community and also helps to bridge the gap between scientists and conservators. Therefore, this research couples an extensive examination of empirical data obtained from naturally aged museum objects, i.e. a collection analysis, with numerical modelling and experimental testing. A multidisciplinary collaboration has been initiated, whereby conservators and scientists are working together to fulfil the common objectives of sustainable and low-risk preservation of valuable museum collections. In this paper, the methodology is outlined and some results are presented.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords:Decorated panels, oak wood, panel, paintings, furniture, museum indoor climate, empirical data, numerical simulations.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gauvin, Dr Cecilia
Authors: Ekelund, S.E., Luimes, R.A., Gauvin, C.A.F., Van Duin, P.H.J.C., Jorissen, A.J.M., Ankersmit, H.A., Suiker, A.S.J., Groves, R.M., and Schellen, H.L.
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Published Online:15 September 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 ICOM-CC
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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