Back To Schedule
Saturday, May 31 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
(Objects Session) Testing and Implementation of Microclimate Storage Containers for Small Metals and Plastics

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

National Park Service (NPS) museum collections in the Intermountain Region include artwork, historic objects, prehistoric and historic archeological objects, and natural history specimens. Included in these collections are metals and plastics that sensitive to the environment. Microclimates have been used in various forms to protect these material types on exhibit and storage. Conservators in the NPS Intermountain Region Museum Services Program have been reassessing microclimates currently used and researching improved methods, including reviewing microclimate storage methods used in museum collections in the United States, Canada and Europe. Research has included examining accessibility to materials to create microclimates, ease of creation, ability to maintain a climate, ease of use to access objects inside, and maintenance. This paper summarizes research and testing to date.

avatar for Dana Senge-[PA]

Dana Senge-[PA]

Objects Conservator, National Park ServicenWestern Archeological and Conservation Center
Dana K. Senge is the Senior Conservator for the National Park Service's Intermountain Region Museum Services Program based in Tucson, Arizona. Dana holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Western Washington University, a Masters degree in Art Conservation from Buffalo State... Read More →

Saturday May 31, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Grand Ballroom B