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The Indoor Climate in Skokloster Castle
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2010 (English)In: Historical buildings as museums: Systems for climate control and heritage preservation / [ed] Davide Del Curto, Firenze: Nardini Editore , 2010, 84-93 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Skokloster castle is a heavy stone and brick building without any active climatization. It houses a large collection of artefacts shown in their historic environment without any showcases. The objective of this study is to analyse the indoor climate, make a risk assessment and to propose interventions to improve the indoor climate with respect to the long term preservation of the collection. Relative humidity and temperature have been monitored within the castle for more than one year. Air exchange in selected rooms has been measured quarterly using diffusive sampling. The indoor climate is characterized by extremely low temperatures and high relative humidity in the winter. Even though the building does reduce the effect of outdoor variations, the variations in the indoor climate are larger than one would prefer in a museum. The primary risks associated with the indoor climate are mould growth, mechanical damages and chemical degradation. The variations in RH can be reduced by enhancing the effective hygrothermal inertia of the building through a reduction of the air exchange. In order to substantially reduce the mould risk, conservation heating and/or dehumidification would be needed.

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Firenze: Nardini Editore , 2010. 84-93 p.
Keyword [en]
Indoor climate, risk assessment, historic buildings, museums
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Energy Systems Building Technologies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1188ISBN: 978-88-404-42OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-1188DiVA: diva2:461218
Historical Buildings as Museums, Milano, April 2010
Available from: 2011-12-02 Created: 2011-12-02 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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