High humidity is always a concern for all the items and destroys the products in various ways. Hence humidity is the biggest enemy for all the items needed to be preserved. Various Items are preserved in Archives/Museums e.g. paintings, artifacts, wooden items, metallic items , photographs, handicrafts ,negative films, Objects D'art, magnetic tapes, cassettes , historical records, Leather items etc .In libraries the books also needs to preserved against humidity as humidity causes deterioration of books.
Humidity causes decay of papers, paintings, handicraft products, films etc. Humidity also causes discoloration & dyes to fade. It causes growth of mold, mildew & fungus on these items and reduces their life. All these items needs to preserve for our future generation and are price less as these cannot be created again and in original form. These are part of our priceless history.
Archives/Museums & Libraries are all part of our National Heritage and helps us to keep our culture alive. Archives/Museums/Galleries & Libraries being open for public visitors hence requires ventilation also which further adds up to the problem as fresh air brings more moisture to these spaces.
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