Humidity can cause bending, warping, cracks and splits. A dangerous humidity level could also affect art on a chemical level. Protecting this extensive collection is priority #1. However, no international standards currently exist.
A flat line for temperature and humidity is required at the DAM around the clock. In addition, Denver is a very arid environment with naturally low humidity. When the museum receives a special exhibition from New York or Europe, the artwork is used to 50% or higher humidity. Contracts with the lending institutions stipulates that the DAM must maintain this 50% humidity for the entire time the works are in the museum, with a variance of only 2% to 5%. Our solutions control precise temperature and humidity across 356,000 square feet of gallery space. We remain in sync with the DAM’s exhibition schedule to comply with the varying requirements of their contractual obligations.