Online content only|Abstract: Museums, archives, and art storage facilities require special design consideration for a number of reasons, most notably that the value of the building's contents often exceeds the value of the building itself. Even a minor shortfall in building performance with respect to heat, air, and moisture control can compromise the collections and lead to a multi-million dollar problem.|This column diagnoses the three most common moisture challenges with museums, archives, and art storage facilities and provides design guidance on how to avoid them.
Design guidelines for museums, archives, and art storage facilities|Specialty Buildings Column Series, Part 2 of 6
December 30, 2008
Publication: Building Design & Construction
Services: Building Enclosure Investigation