'Passive Aggriessive' - Changing the Climate in Archive & museum Storage
Conference Series 2018
In July, September and October 2018, NCS ran a series of four conferences in partnership with The National Archives, The National Library of Wales/MALD, The National Galleries of Scotland and The National Gallery of Ireland, and generously sponsored by Bruynzeel Storage Systems Ltd.
The conferences looked at the new standard for archive, museum and library buildings, EN 16893:2018, and for conservation of archives BS 4071:2017. These new standards promote the use of passive climate storage, in contrast to the old BS5454, now formally withdrawn (and taking their lead from PD5454:2012 and PAS198:2012, both also now withdrawn).
The conference delegates were from a wide range of institutions and organisations, with archivists, museum and facilities managers, conservators, engineers and architects. There were presentations about the changes to the standards, about how existing archive and museum institutions are switching off old air conditioning plant and moving to passive storage climates and how architects and engineers are approaching new building designs that emphsasise passive, low energy structures. The series was very well attended, with approximately 500 delegates. The topic was clearly a very popular one and feedback was excellent. A series of presentations from the speakers can be viewed below and more will be mounted soon. We are extremely grateful to all the speakers and to our hosts and sponsors. If you have any questions about the topic, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org