This project aims to develop a software tool to assist museums in dealing with the problem of pollutant damage to indoor cultural heritage. The software will include a model of pollutant behaviour in museum buildings that will predict indoor concentrations from outdoor concentrations and building parameters. An expert systems-type component will give Information on object damage likely to be caused by the predicted pollutant concentration, suggest possible remedial strategies and compare outcomes of different strategies. Underpinning the software tool is a deposition based steady state model of pollutant behaviour indoors. This will use deposition velocity data measured in the project for gases such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde and hydrogen sulphide on building fabric and finishes and object materials.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
RH13 5RA Horsham
30 062 Krakow