The Van Mekeren Cabinets, a Comparative Study of Indoor Climate Induced Deformation

Gauvin, C. (2017) The Van Mekeren Cabinets, a Comparative Study of Indoor Climate Induced Deformation. NICAS Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9 Feb 2017.

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The 17 th -century cabinets by Jan van Mekeren (1658 -1733), within the collections of the Rijksmuseum and Amerongen castle in the Netherlands, are important case studies within the Climate4Wood project. One of the Van Mekeren cabinets at Amerongen castle and the one at the Rijksmuseum are monitored by several Deformometric Kit - out -of -plan deformation sensors – placed at seve ral spots on both cabinets in order to access reliable comparative measurements. Also the micro -climate inside and around the cabi nets is monitored. Moreover, the global mechanical behaviour of the cabinet in Amerongen castle is monitored by full-field mea surement using DIC (Digital Image Correlation). By monitoring these two cabinets during one year, substantial information is gained about the effect of the surrounding micro -climate on the mechanical response of the objects. The presentation will focus on the setup of this experiment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gauvin, Dr Cecilia
Authors: Gauvin, C.
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art

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