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Image by Birmingham Museums Trust


The city is full of cars and scooters - the air is saturated with pollutants. It is morning and already the temperature is 35°C and twice a day the rain pours from the sky in bucketfuls. The air conditioners run at full power during the day, creating refrigerator conditions inside the museum, and at night they are switched off because the temperature hasfallen and electricity costs are prohibitive. The temperature and humidity can fluctuate by 20 degrees within minutes - every day.

Under these conditions, even technologically preserved works of art cannot survive for long.

Conservators Without Frontiers has been working alongside ASEA Uninet (Austrian-South-East Asian University Network) in Indonesia on:

  • Consultancy work and preservation activities

  • Giving advice on best practice going forward


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