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Friday, May 17 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
(Collection Care) Leakage Detection For Microclimate Enclosures: Simplifying the Task

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Procedures for tracking and quantifying leakage in sealed enclosures such as exhibit cases and storage units are becoming simpler and more cost-effective due to technical improvements in available equipment. Methods for evaluating case leakage will be described. Improvements on current methods will be introduced, including the use of new leak detection equipment. The goal of this presentation is to encourage conservators to develop the skills to do leakage detection within their own institutions. The benefit of using leak testing equipment to improve the air-tightness of enclosures provides enormous advantages as we try to find an acceptable balance between energy-efficient “sustainable” environmental conditions while maintaining acceptable and stable conditions for preserving collection.

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Steven Weintraub

Consultant, Art Preservation Services
Steven Weintraub founded Art Preservation Services in 1988. Steven holds an MA in Art History and an Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. From 1975 to 1986, he was an objects conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Among his many activities... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Salon A2-A3, Uncas Ballroom Sky Convention Center, Mohegan Sun