Humidity and building materials in the museum setting

Harry J. Hunderman, William B. Rose

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Abstract

The climate created to preserve paintings on the walls could cause moisture to collect in the walls. Pinpointing the effect on building materials is imperative. The article briefly describes three distinct models-diffusion, convection and absorption - that have been devised to explain moisture effects in buildings. Some methods for measuring the moisture content in buildings are presented. A case study is presented wherein moisture content was determined indirectly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages98-104
Number of pages7
Volume42
No10
Specialist publicationConstruction Specifier
StatePublished - Oct 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture

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