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Survey on corrosion-monitoring needs in cultural heritage institutions

From: Michelle Taube <michelle_taube<-at->
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2009
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We are beginning a 7th Framework EU project called
MUSECORR--Protection of cultural heritage by real-time corrosion
monitoring The aim of the project is to finalize development of
loggers for continuous measurement of corrosion of selected metals
in atmospheric conditions, both indoor and outdoor.

The prototype electronic unit measures and registers the changes in
the electrical resistance over time of a thin metal track applied on
an insulating substrate. If the metal corrodes, the cross-sectional
area of the track decreases and electrical resistance increases. The
logger monitors air corrosivity, is fully independent, on-line and
real-time. Collected and stored data can be transferred to a
computer via a non-contact inductive data reader, even through the
showcase glass.  In addition, the sensors can be made with metal
tracks with a composition similar to objects of interest.

As part of the project, we ask for your help in determining
corrosion-monitoring requirements in cultural institutions. The
information you provide will allow us to define appropriate
technical goals for the project.

To that end, we have developed a short survey.  It should be
possible to complete online and email the answers. It takes about 10
minutes to complete.  The survey can be found at:

    <URL:http://pagesperso-orange.fr/
        institut-corrosion/brochure/musecorrsurvey.pdf>

(If you have trouble using the interactive form, a non-interactive
version is at:

    <URL:http://pagesperso-orange.fr/
        institut-corrosion/brochure/musecorrsurveysimplified.pdf>

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You can add your answers with the comments function in Reader and
send the file by email or just send a list of responses, such as 1a,
2b, etc.) Please complete the survey by June 25, 2009.

Thank you for your time. (Remember, the end product can help us
protect our objects.)

Michelle Taube
Conservation Scientist
National Museum of Denmark


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