Start of Warmair Treatment at ANNO Museum
by Claudia Klingspigl
Official commissioning of the Thermo Lignum System in Elverum, Norway
After the Christmas holidays, we flew to Norway to train the motivated staff of the ANNO Museum's central depot, bsp]for the future treatments of art and cultural objects in the Thermo Lignum Warmair Chamber.
The users of the Thermo Lignum plant of the Central Depot / ANNO Museum, Elverum, Norway
The focus of the training was not only on the technology and the computer programme of the Thermo Lignum System, but also on a restoration introduction to treatment-specific features.
Antique chests, boxes, textiles and packaging material were treated in the first runs, which our team carried out together with the Norwegians
Historic chests, boxes and textiles in the new Thermo Lignum chamber
Treating the packaging material of the objects is an important preventive measure against the infestation of paper fish/long tailed silverfish. This is an effective method of arming oneself against these voracious and, above all, very nimble pests. Once they have taken up residence, they can only be removed from infected rooms and buildings with great difficulty.
After the training-week, we returned to Austria. But with our 24/7 online support, we are always available to the Elverum crew for both technical and conservation concerns.