Environmental Monitoring: Passive Preservation


SCA are pleased to announce a new webinar in our series exploring environmental monitoring. We are delighted to be joined by Nick Grant, freelance energy consultant, who will be asking:

Low cost, low carbon and excellent environment for objects, is passive preservation too good to be true? If not, why isn’t everyone doing it?

The presentation will also include some very boring RH graphs which is hopefully what we all aspire to.

About Nick:

Nick Grant is an engineer and freelance energy consultant working on low energy buildings but with a growing interest in archives and museums. Nick met the late Tim Padfield to discuss moisture buffering of materials in buildings many years ago but the conclusion was that the effect was only really significant in archives.  This enjoyable but potentially wasted day became very relevant when the opportunity came up in 2013 to help design a new archive for Hereford Council. The building combined lessons from Passivhaus building with the passive conservation approach of Tim and his colleagues in Denmark. Lessons learned and a trusting client allowed an even simpler approach to be implemented for the new paper store for the Imperial war Museum at Duxford. Nick has also worked on over forty existing archive stores around the UK with his colleague Alan Clarke, and as part of the environmental consultancy Perform+. 

Nick is passionate about simple solutions that give control back to archivists and conservators and will share lessons of what does and doesn’t work based on his own experience.

Registration: please register via Eventbrite, here.

Please note this webinar will not be recorded.