IAQ 2010
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par Christian DEGRIGNY
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Welcome to the IAQ 2010 homepage. The 9th IAQ conference was like always dedicated to the dissemination of research results, knowledge exchange and progress updates in the field of indoor air quality related research in museums, archives and collections. IAQ was set up in 1998 to advance knowledge of carbonyl pollutants and their effects in the museum environment. Since then, 8 generations of IAQ conferences have expanded its theme and considered a number of significant challenges of IAQ in heritage science such as ; pollution-induced corrosion and degradation mechanisms, air quality monitoring (including new measurement devices), pollutant mitigation, dust and air quality standards/guidelines. Scientists, conservators, curators and museum personnel have contributed to a wealth of information in past meetings, details of which can be found on our dedicated website : www.iaq.dk.

In 2010, on behalf of IAQ, Chalon-sur-Saône (F) by the City of Chalon-sur-Saône, was delighted to host IAQ 2010, co-organised by the Haute Ecole de Conservation-restauration at La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH) and SARL Germolles (F). The theme of the 9th IAQ meeting was to examine the impact of indoor air policy on conservation professionals, although all aspects relating to IAQ in heritage science were considered. In addition field trips were organised to cultural heritage sites as a knowledge exchange venture.

Organising committee

- M. Christian Degrigny, Haute Ecole de Conservation-restauration (HECR) Arc, La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH & SARL Germolles, Germolles, F.
- Mme Claire Bois-Pacros, director of the Museum, Heritage and Tourism division, City of Chalon-sur-Saône, F.

Contact : Christian Degrigny - christian.degrigny chez gmail.com

Scientific committee

- Dario Camuffo, CNR-ISAC, Padua, Italy
- Christian Degrigny, Haute Ecole de Conservation-restauration Arc, Switzerland & SARL Germolles, France
- Nathalie Ducatel, Haute Ecole de Conservation-restauration Arc, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
- Lorraine Gibson, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
- Martina Griesser, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
- Cecily Grzywacz, Getty Conservation Institute - GCI, Los Angeles, USA
- Morten Ryhl-Svendsen, National Museum, Copenhagen, Danemark
- Alexandra Schieweck, Fraunhofer Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institute - WKI, Braunschweig, Germany
- Matija Strlic, University College London - Centre for Sustainable Heritage, The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, London, U.K
- Jean Tétreault, Canadian Conservation Institute - CCI, Ottawa, Canada


Salle Marcel Sembat, Place Mathias
71100 Chalon-sur-Saône

Scientific Programme

Dates : 21-23 April 2010

Topic 1 : The theme

Research projects carried out since 1990 on the monitoring and the mitigation of pollution inside heritage buildings (museums, archives, historic buildings…) have initiated strategies for the better preservation of artefacts in the long term. We wanted to review how this knowledge is currently used by professionals working in the field. Are these strategies actually put in practise ? If yes, what are the difficulties encountered ? This theme was covered particularly during the first day of the conference through case studies and field trips to cultural heritage sites (museums, city library, archives churches…) of Chalon-sur-Saône.

Other topics covered

- Topic 2 : Analysis
- Topic 3 : Interaction of air pollutants and objects
- Topic 4 : Analysis & Interaction of air pollutants and objects
- Topic 5 : Problems and applications in practice & Preventive measures

Time schedule

Originally these topics were covered according to the following schedule :

The original programme of the COST D42 meeting held on Saturday 24 April is given in the attached file.

The list of speakers and the title of their talks is given below.


Topic 1 – session 1
- 09.20-09.30 : F. André, Preventive conservation and restoration ; a technical and financial challenge for local authorities
- 09.30-10.00 : A-C. Besson ; J. Barbarin and H. Joannelle, The conservation of documents : a strategic objective
- 10.00-10.20 : E. François, A complex remodelling
- 10.20-10.40 : C. Morin-Dufoix, Worship and conservation : a conflict of priorities. The example of the Chapel of the Dormition, Assumption and Glorification of the Virgin at St Vincent’s Cathedral, Chalon-sur-Saône

Topic 1 – session 2
- 11.25-11.45 : E. Dahlin et al., Involvement of conservation professionals in an EU funded project
- 11.45-12.05 : G. Leijonhufvud and T. Broström, Managing environmental control in Gripsholm Castle – a study of the decision process
- 12.05-12.25 : E. Spiegel and R. Drewello, Pollution mitigation : the gap between research and application. An empirical study of the present situation and management of indoor air pollution in German collections
- 12.25-12.45 : I. Spulber et al., ‘Heritage Intelligence’ – Environmental monitoring with wireless intelligent sensor systems

Afternoon sessions : workshops

- at Niepce museum musée Niepce

- at Chapel de la Colombière Chapelle de la Colombière

The details of the workshops are given in the attached files below.


Topic 1 – session 3
- 09.00-09.20 : T. Grøntoft, Modelling of air quality for paintings in microclimate frames and experiences of the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, NILU, in providing “air quality services for cultural heritage professionals”
- 09.20-09.40 : J. Havermans, The Dutch Archival Act and harmonization
- 09.40-10.00 : S. Lopez-Aparicio et al., Air quality assessment in cultural heritage locations by dosimetry
- 10.00-10.20 : A. Jeberien et al., Implementing preventive measures in the development process of display cases for the Brandenburg State Museum of Archaeology

Topic 2 – session 1
- 11.05-11.25 : A. Schieweck and T. Salthammer, Indoor air quality within museum showcases
- 11.25-11.45 : M. Strlic, The scent of degradation : VOCs as a source of information
- 11.45-12.05 : O. Ramalho et al., Relationship between the emission of volatile organic compounds from paper and cellulose degradation
- 12.05-12.25 : A. Lattuati-Derieux et al., Assessment of the degradation of polyurethane foams from contemporary art objects

Topic 2 – session 2
- 14.10-14.30 : C. Gaüzere et al., Airborne microbiology in museum through molecular approach : preliminary study
- 14.30-14.50 : J. Smolik et al., Characterization of airborne particles in the Baroque hall of the National Library in Prague
- 14.50-15.10 : M. Fornaciari da Passano et al., The preventive conservation of cultural heritage in “indoor” environment : the monitoring of biological pollutants potentially biodeteriogens
- 15.10-15.30 : Y. Joblin et al., Moulds detection by their volatile organics compounds : use for heritage conservation

Topic 3 – session 1
- 16.15-16.35 : D. Camuffo et al., Thenardite-Mirabilite cycles in historical buildings
- 16.35-16.55 : L. Robinet et al., The role of organic pollutants in the alteration of alkali silicate glasses
- 16.55-17.15 : G. Di Pietro et al., Monitoring of indoor air pollution in the stacks of the Swiss National Library
- 17.15-17.35 : J. Thomas et al., Characterisation of fading behaviour of coloured papers during simulated display in anoxia


Topic 3 – session 2
- 09.00-09.20 : J. Tétreault et al., Carbonyl vapors and their impact on paper degradation
- 09.20-09.40 : T-P. Nguyen et al., Volatile organic compounds in libraries’ atmospheres : effects on the written and printed cultural heritage
- 09.40-10.00 : A. Fenech et al., Volatile aldehydes in libraries and archives
- 10.00-10.20 : I. Kralj Cigić et al., Volatile organic compounds in books after mass deacidification

Topic 4 – session 1
- 11.05-11.25 : M. Odlyha, Understanding microclimates in museums, historic houses and churches and their impact on heritage materials
- 11.25-11.45 : A. Cavicchioli et al., Preventive conservation of paintings in São Paulo (Brazil) : assessment of damage risk by piezoelectric dosimeters
- 11.45-12.05 : T. Prosek et al., Survey on air quality control in cultural heritage institutions and development of automated corrosion sensors for real time monitoring
- 12.05-12.25 : O. Abdel-Kareem, The factors deteriorating the historical textiles in the museum of Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University and approaches for their prevention

Topic 4 – session 2
- 14.10-14.30 : M. Ryhl-Svendsen, The generation of indoor air pollution from surface reactions
- 14.30-14.50 : F. Vichi and F. De Santis, The assessment of air quality at the “Galleria dell’Accademia”, Florence, Italy
- 14.50-15.10 : L. De Santoli et al., Long term prediction of marble erosion for the conservation of the statue of David by Michelangelo
- 15.10-15.30 : M. Sandberg et al., Different finishes of plasters – Importance for particle deposition

Topic 5
- 16.15-16.35 : F.G. France, Assessing and monitoring visual storage environments
- 16.35-16.55 : M-J. Guttmann et al., Conservation design of a new storage building at ASTRA Museum in Sibiu, Romania
- 16.55-17.15 : R. Alghazawi et al., Indoor air quality survey in selected Jordanian museums, storages and archives
- 17.15-17.35 : M. Mattson et al., Portable air cleaners in churches – efficiency and practicability

The full details of the programme is given in the attached file IAQ2010 scientific programme below. Due to the Icelandic volcano eruption the programme had to be changed. The new programme can be found on the attached file IAQ2010 modified scientific programme below.

The posters

Topic 1
- J. Havermans, The COST D42 network : impact and challenges

Topic 2
- L. Darchuk et al., Dust in showcases : complementary study by EPMA and micro-Raman techniques in the Plantin-Moretus museum
- Y-S. Kim et al., 1. Identification of hazardous physical factors and chemical pollutants in museum. 2. Distribution of concentration for airborne microorganisms in museum
- B. Krupinska et al., Seasonal changes in particulate matter concentration and composition in the Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium
- S. Lopez-Aparicio et al., Indoor air quality in the Baroque Hall of the National Library in Prague – Preliminary results
- M. Mattson et al., Tracer gas techniques for quantifying the air change rate in churches – field investigations
- A.C. Pinheiro et al., Indoor air quality in Portuguese archives : focus on fungi
- M. Ryhl-Svendsen et al., The air quality inside the showcase containing the remains of the Danish King St. Knud the Holy (+AD 1086)
- J. Smolik et al., Airborne particles in the Baroque hall of the National Library in Prague
- I. Spulber et al., Wireless sensor networks for VOC monitoring in museum environments
- M. Tsukada and J. Arslanoglu, Comparison of SPME fibers and Magic ChemisorberTM as the solid phase extraction component in VOC analysis in display cases

Topic 3
- A. Cavicchioli et al., Simple and low-cost climatic chambers for studying the effect of microenvironments on cultural heritage materials
- M. Montanari and F. Pinzari, Development and maintenance of a fungal community in “compactus shelving” : study of the mechanisms underlying the microbiological attack

Topic 4
- C. Santos et al., Simple characterization of VOC’s in storage cabinets of lead seals
- M. Torge et al., Reduction of mercury emission from historic tin-mercury mirrors

Topic 5
- R. Alghazawi et al., Recent advances in museums environment
- M-L. Amadori, The crypt of Saint Decenzio in Pesaro (11th century) : climatic monitoring for conservative purposes
- K. Doubravova et al., UV protective coating systems
- G. Günes and Z. Dörtbudak, Occupational respiratory symptoms in museum, archives and library workers : A cross-sectional survey
- S. Hong et al., Monitoring and modeling the storage environment at The National Archives, Kew, UK
- J. Hutchings and K. Kollandsrud, Assessing the impact of the museum environment on polychrome sculpture & frontals in the Museum of Cultural History (Oslo)
- T-P. Nguyen et al., DECAGRAPH : Early detection of biological and chemical contaminants of paper based cultural heritage
- M. Skrdlantova et al., Verification of conditions for appropriate storage of dyed cellulosic textiles

The full details of the posters are given in the attached file IAQ2010 list of posters below.

Social events

The City of Chalon-sur-Saône welcomed the participants at a reception in the evening of the 21st.

SARL Germolles welcomed the participants at the conference dinner at Château de Germolles, a unique princely palace of the Dukes of Burgundy (13-14th centuries) in the evening of the 22nd at 7.30pm. More information about the château is found on the following website : château de Germolles.

Conference dinner at Germolles


The booklet of abstracts can be found in the attached file below.

Conference proceedings

It is planned to publish the conference contributions via e-Preservation Science.

COST D42 workshop

A post-conference workshop of COST Action D42 "ENVIArt - Chemical interactions between cultural artefacts and indoor environment" was organised on Saturday, 24th April 2010(10am-6pm). The theme was : Environmental care for preventive conservation : filtration, climate, pollution, cfc and modelling.

The programme is given in the attached file COST D42 workshop scientific programme below. Again the initial programme had to be changed due to the volcano eruption. See the modified programme below COST D42 workshop modified scientific programme.


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