Humidification for museums
Dry air can destroy valuable works of art
Many beautiful and valuable works of art are also very fragile. The correct humidity is vital in preserving these pieces and ensuring that they can be enjoyed by future generations.
Increase the lifespan of fragile artworks with the correct humidity
Many artworks are susceptible to both dry and damp air. This is because they are often made wholly or partly from natural materials such as wood, paper, or linen. If the ambient air is too dry moisture is drawn from the material, which then shrinks, warps, and cracks.
In winter the humidity is often very low, especially during colder weather. The use of air conditioning in the summer also reduces the moisture content of the air. However by maintaining a relative humidity of between 40 - 60% you can ensure that the artworks will be protected. This increases the lifespan, conserving the work for future generations.
Durable protection against cracking
Durable protection against shrinkage
Protect artwork and antiquities for future generations
Pleasant for visitors and safe for employees
Dry air is not only damaging to artworks, but is uncomfortable for both staff and visitors alike. Dry air causes eye and skin irritations, sore throats, and allows viruses to spread more easily. These problems are counteracted with the correct humidity – a bonus for contact lens wearers and those with asthma.
Cumulus protects your artworks
Fragile and valuable works of art and antiquities deserve the best care and attention. As Dutch market leader in custom-built humidification systems we have been protecting artworks in dozens of museums nationally and internationally since 1991.
Our experts co-wrote ISSO 55.3 (the guidelines for Legionella safe installations)
All our installations comply with the ISSO 55.3 Publication guidelines
TÜV Nord have certified that our installation systems comply with VDI 6022
We meet the guidelines as outlined in the TNO Hospital Report
We have the biggest maintenance network in Benelux
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