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NCS Free Environmental Monitoring Scheme

Environmental monitoring is an essential part of the preventive conservation of your collections and a means of measuring its success against benchmark standards such as B4971:2017 and for Accreditation. Key to its effectiveness is the expert analysis and interpretation of findings, to establish where things need to be changed and to help you gain support for improvements. Every NCS member, at any level, can take advantage of our free environmental monitoring.  The scheme provides a data logger to monitor one location free of charge.  Data is downloaded periodically and the record is placed in your Member Area folder.  One of our Accredited Conservator Associates will review the data from time to time and contact you to advise.  If you need more than one location monitored we will do so at a fee of £3.30 per week per location.  If a logger is lost or gets damaged we will replace it free of charge at least once per site.

Under Full Membership, your allocated Associate will visit and gather information about the building location and collections held and produce an environmental report with recommendations.

From time to time we get sponsorship support to pay for an Associate to visit and gather information on site under Supporting Membership level as well and to produce a report after 1 year of monitoring.  We will make announcements about this when sponsorhip is available.

If you would like to enrol your institution on this scheme write to enquiries@ncs.org.uk