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Determining Mold and Mechanical Deterioration Risk for an Artifact Storage Box
Grade Level: 5th - 7th; Type: Environmental Science/Meteorology
- What is the project about?
One of the primary responsibilities of the custodian of artworks and museum artifacts is to preserve them for future generations. A major cause of damage to museum objects and other antiquities is by mold’s rotting effect along with fluctuating relative humidity and temperature material stresses. This science fair project will focus on the relationship between temperature, relative humidity and dew point in predicting the likely hood of a mold outbreak and the risk of mechanical deterioration of artifacts placed in a storage box.
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