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Public Enquiry for BS/EN 16893 Conservation of Cultural Heritage - New Sites & Buildings Intended for the Storage & Use of Collections
 
This new Standard is intended to replace BS PD5454:2012 and PAS 198:2012 when it is published, expected to be 2016-17.
 
This Standard (not a Guide or informal publication) covers the building qualities required for new archives, libraries, museums and galleries and for storage and other areas in existing buildings that are undergoing improvements. It does not include requirements for specific humidity (RH) and temperature ranges for collection materials but does set out what measures should be taken to ensure these are safe, along with fire, security, construction, shelving and other features that are needed specifically for collections. Environmental parameters for archival collections specifically (including library materials) will be incorporated in the revision of BS 4971 Conservation & Care of Archival Collections, currently under review.
 
If you wish to comment on the draft Standard, please download the PDF copy here and the template for comments. Please insert your comments in the template provided or comments will not be accepted by CEN (the European standards organisation), and send them to:
 
 
Thank you for your participation!
 
Chris Woods
Convenor, WG4 Task Group 1 prEN16893
Chairman, BSI IDT02/09