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Journal Article


Saunders, David;


Studies in Conservation, Volume 53, Number 4, p.287-297 (2008)


To coincide with the IIC Congress in London in 2008, the first of a series of round-table discussions – collectively termed Dialogues for a New Century – was held at the National Gallery on 17 September. This event (Climate Change and Museum Collections) aimed to present and discuss ‘the implications of climate change and its effects upon cultural heritage, particularly that which is contained in museums and house collections’. This summary is drawn from a longer transcript that can be found on the IIC website