Design guidelines for museums, archives, and art storage facilities|Specialty Buildings Column Series, Part 2 of 6

December 30, 2008
Publication: Building Design & Construction
Author(s): O'Brien, Sean M.

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.

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