Several spots remain for the AIC/GCI Workshop, 'Facilitating decision-making through analysis of temperature and relative humidity data', which takes place on August 13, 20, and 27 at 10am-12pm PDT / 1-3pm EDT. Instructors are Annelies Cosaert and Vincent Laudato Beltran from the Getty Conservation Institute, and Jeremy Linden from Linden Preservation Services.
The collection of temperature (T) and relative humidity (RH) data is a fundamental aspect of heritage management. While analysis of this data can be performed with proprietary logger software, there exist a range of free T and RH analysis tools that will further our understanding of the museum environment. Access to complementary ways of visualizing T and RH data may also support communication with interdisciplinary stakeholders responsible for defining a museum's environmental management, each of whom have varied levels of expertise on environmental data analysis.
Though it can be a daunting task to gain sufficient familiarity with these tools, it is hoped that the extended workshop schedule allows ample opportunity for instructor-guided explorations of each tool's various analysis and visualizations options, and how these might be most effectively employed.