Our commitment is to support curators within galleries for artwork preservation and conservation using market leading environmental monitoring equipment already in use within galleries such as The National Gallery, Manchester City Art Gallery and The Tate Gallery.
A solution for every gallery application
Paintings | Show Cases | Sculptures | Storage | Travelling Exhibitions
Temperature & Humidity
Works of art including organic materials such as metal, dyes and textiles
Humidity can often be controlled by manipulating temperatures within an area in order to minimise damaging effects to artwork within gallery environments.
Our relative humidity range of Hanwell of data loggers and radio transmitters are well established within galleries. The ML4106 and ML4114 radio transmitters provide conservators with accurate tools to wirelessly monitor temperature and humidity levels together. This recorded data can be used not only for alarms and historical data analysis, but also to control humidifier or dehumidifier units as and when levels drift outside predetermined parameters, providing a complete solution to, temperature and humidity management.
No bigger than a mobile phone, the HumBug smart logger is ideal for situations where logging may be temporary or for enclosing with a valuable shipment.
Light & UV
Works of art, photographs, textiles on display, in storage & in transit
Our LUX meters assist with preventing light fade and UV damage to collections within galleries; one of the major causes of deterioration to works of art and photographs after Humidity.
Working alongside your RH/T transmitters, the Hanwell range of LUX and UV instruments enable gallery owners to measure the levels of LUX and UV content in a room and enable control mechanisms to be put in place to reduce the level of light that can enter a room, e.g. mechanically controlling blinds.
Insects & Pests
Canvas’, clothing, wood and other organic materials
Items that are stored can often be at risk of irreversible damage mostly caused by insect pests. Carpet Beetle Larvae are equally destructive to textiles, chewing holes that thin and deteriorate canvas’.
Following extensive research and development, our insect pest control system AnoxiBug uses a 100% reliable anoxia treatment for infestations, but also provide the option to store collections within these containers to avoid infestations in the first place and prevent further environmental damage, such as light or UV.
Shock & Vibration
Transportation for artwork, copying, valuation, outward loan and returns of loaned artwork
Detect gallery collection damage caused by shock, vibration and impact during loading, unloading and transportation.
Mechanical damage can be the result of discreet events such as collisions, dropping or toppling, while vibration is longer-term, usually due to transmission of vibration from the motor in a vehicle or from a road surface. Structural weakening of the paint, ground or support may not become evident until later.
For deterring damage, tamperproof impact indicator labels packaging artefacts provides a visual deterrent to improper handling, which is much cheaper than using a human courier to discourage mishandling. If it’s important to learn when and where a piece of artwork was damaged, a G-View data recorder can be used. A ShockLog data recorder also allows users to monitor relative humidity.
Monitoring parameters within critical areas like these can prevent further damage and assist with preservation processes.
Relative Humidity Monitoring at Ulster American Folk Park
Located in wetter parts of Northern Ireland, the challenge was to reduce relative humidity levels to avoid damage to collections.Find Out More