Museum expansions and renovations abound, and associated vibrations caused by heavy construction are potentially harmful to artwork and to sensitive elements of museum buildings themselves. Protection of these objects throughout a construction project calls for a reliable method of vibration control.
In this one-hour webinar, leading experts explain the effects of vibrations on humans, buildings, and artwork. Then, a scientific methodology for vibration control that has been successfully implemented during several recent museum construction projects is outlined. Feedback on how the methodology worked is provided by a conservator and collections specialist who oversaw the process. Practical examples, photographs, and data are provided.
- Arne Johnson, structural engineer with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) who has served as vibration control expert for numerous museums and published widely on this topic
- Frank Zuccari, retired head of conservation at the Art Institute of Chicago who oversaw vibration control for the Modern Wing expansion and several other construction projects at the Art Institute
- Mark Ryan, Assistant Director for Collections & Exhibitions at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis who is currently overseeing vibration control during a major expansion of the museum
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