Klimaatschade aan een collectie

Gauvin, C. (2017) Klimaatschade aan een collectie. Symposium Erfgoedklimaat, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 10 Apr 2017.

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The 17th century cabinets by cabinetmaker 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. In the grand hall of Amerongen castle two cabinets decorated with floral marquetry can be found. The cabinets have many cracks, mostly hairline cracks in the veneers, but also larger cracks in the construction; these cabinets have hardly received any conservation treatment. A very similar cabinet to the ones at Amerongen castle can be found on display in the Rijksmuseum. The Van Mekeren cabinet at the Rijksmuseum was in similar conditi on as the one at Amerongen castle before it received conservation treatment in 1995. There are great differences in the climate surrounding the cabinets in Amerongen castle and at the Rijksmuseum. As a currently running case study, one of the Van Mekeren c abinets at Amerongen castle and the one at the Rijksmuseum are monitored by several Deformometric Kit (see Figure 1) – out - of - plan deformation sensors – placed at several spots on both cabinets in order to access reliable comparative measurements. Also the micro - climate inside the cabinets and surrounding the objects is monitored. Moreover, the global mechanical behaviour of the cabinet in Amerongen castle is monitored by full - field measurement 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 mech anical response of the objects.

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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