This document provides a context for emergency planning, response and recovery for all types of an archive, library or museum collections in light of other existing plans. It provides responders and other stakeholders with an outline for planning, responding and recovering. This document does not address the causes of a critical event, but the consequences and wider impacts. This document outlines a cycle for developing, exercising and reviewing a plan, and how to present a plan. It aims to enco...view more

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This document specifies a set of key indicators for assessing the quality of museums:
— for the purpose of strategic planning and internal management of museums;
— for reporting to stakeholders such as funding institutions, policy makers, or the public;
— to promote the museums' role and value for learning and research, education and culture, social and economic life;
— for comparing results over time and between museums.
The aim of this document is to provide a selection of key indicators ...
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This document defines terms used in the field of conservation of cultural heritage for the description of alteration of objects with particular attention to those terms which
are applied to many types of objects.This document applies to all types of material changes that can be observed.

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This document outlines the principles, processes and best practice for procuring conservation services and works for cultural heritage. This can embrace any conservation action or measure, whether it be a preventive measure, a remedial treatment, investigation, planning, policy, or project management, etc. The means of procuring such work will vary depending, among other things, on the scale of the work envisaged.
This document is not intended to override or conflict with European and national...
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This European Standard specifies a methodology for the characterization of mortars by using the most appropriate analytical techniques on samples taken from cultural heritage structures and objects.
This standard contains guidelines for the selection of methods to determine mineralogical, textural, physical, chemical and mechanical properties of mortars used in cultural heritage structures and objects. This information is used to define mortar typology and to evaluate the mortar condition with ...
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This European Standard defines the main general terms used in the field of conservation of cultural property with particular attention to those terms which have wide use or significance.

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This document defines the main general terms used in the field of conservation of cultural heritage with particular attention to those terms which have wide use or significance.

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This standard gives guidelines on the criteria to be used for the on-site assessment of load-bearing timber structures in heritage buildings. It is intended for all those concerned with the conservation of heritage buildings which contain wooden elements, from the building owners or authorities who are responsible for them to the professionals employed. It should also help decision-making regarding the need for immediate measures. Its aim is to guarantee that condition survey and assessment prov...view more

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This document gives guidelines on the criteria to be used for the on-site assessment of load-bearing timber structures in heritage buildings. It is intended for all those concerned with the conservation of heritage buildings which contain wooden elements, from the building owners or authorities who are responsible for them to the professionals employed. It should also help decision-making regarding the need for immediate measures. Its aim is to guarantee that condition survey and assessment prov...view more

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This document provides a context for emergency planning, response and recovery for all types of an archive, library or museum collections in light of other existing plans. It provides responders and other stakeholders with an outline for planning, responding and recovering. This document does not address the causes of a critical event, but the consequences and wider impacts. This document outlines a cycle for developing, exercising and reviewing a plan, and how to present a plan. It aims to enco...view more

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This European Standard provides the guidelines for the choice of the operational cleaning technical specifications in order to optimize the cleaning operation. The fundamental requirements for each specific cleaning method are given as to adapt cleaning works for single specific cases.
The objective of cleaning may consist of removal of any combination of unwanted materials, such as: surface or near-surface materials which constitute a present or future threat to conservation, materials which p...
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This document provides the guidelines for the choice of the operational cleaning technical specifications in order to optimize the cleaning operation. The fundamental requirements for each specific cleaning method are given as to adapt cleaning works for single specific cases.
The objective of cleaning may consist of removal of any combination of unwanted materials, such as: degraded protective coatings, surface or near-surface materials, which constitute a present or future threat to conservat...
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This European Standard specifies the information contained in the data sheet of the product in order to allow the end-user to make a preliminary selection of the most suitable products to use in a specific case of intervention.

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This document specifies the information contained in the technical data sheet of the product in order to allow a preliminary selection of the most suitable products to use in a specific case of intervention.

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This European standard defines a methodology for the exposure in laboratory of stone materials specimens (see Note 1) to artificial source(s) characterized by spectral power distribution simulating solar radiation. The irradiation is finalized to the evaluation of changes of material characteristics induced by simulated daylight radiation.
This European standard is applicable to both natural and artificial materials untreated and treated (see Note 2).
NOTE 1   Stone materials are both natural st...
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This document assesses the long-term susceptibility to light of materials and treatments used in conservation of porous inorganic materials. Examples may include materials which have been treated in the course of conservation (e.g. cleaning, consolidation, water repellents, coatings or biocides) or materials which may exhibit colour changes following exposure (e.g. mortars and small number of stones). The procedure can be used to evaluate the impact and longevity/durability of treatments against...view more

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This draft European Standard gives specifications and guidance for the location, construction or adaptation of any form of building, or spaces within an existing building, specifically intended for internal storage and use of all heritage collection types and formats (where use includes display or handling, etc.).
Clauses relating to risks associated with security, environmental hazards, fire, water and pests apply to buildings as a whole and to any room in which collections may be held. This s...
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This European Standard gives specifications and guidance for the location, construction and arrangement of building specifically intended for internal storage of all heritage collection types and formats.
This standard applies to buildings where collections are housed permanently and can be used as guidance for shorter-term display spaces where appropriate. Throughout the document, where specifications relate exclusively to storage spaces, these are defined as such. Where specifications can als...
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The European Standard provides guidance for managing ventilation in heritage buildings, or buildings housing collections, in order to achieve adequate preservation of building fabric and objects they contain while at the same time creating an indoor environment that allows for a sustainable use of these buildings. The standard is a complement to existing general standards for ventilation in buildings focusing on human comfort.
This European Standard can also be used to support selection of heat...
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This European Standard gives guidelines for ventilation management in order to improve the preservation conditions of cultural heritage buildings and their collections. At the same time, it is aimed to create an indoor environment for a sustainable use of these buildings and their collections. This standard is a complement to existing general standards for ventilation that are focused on human comfort.
This European Standard is the second part of a standard on indoor climate in cultural heritag...
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This European Standard provides guidelines for improving the energy performance of historic buildings, i.e. historically, architecturally or culturally valuable buildings, and reducing associated greenhouse gas emissions while respecting their heritage significance. The use of this standard is not limited to buildings with statutory heritage protection, but applies to historic buildings of all types and ages.
This European Standard presents a normative working procedure for selecting measures t...
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This European Standard describes decision-making, planning and implementation of conservation of tangible cultural heritage. It applies to material expressions of tangible cultural heritage such as individual objects, collections, the built environment, historic sites and cultural landscapes.
NOTE   This European Standard does not cover how to define cultural heritage nor who or what skills are required to undertake decisions or other parts of the process.

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This European Standard provides guidelines for sustainably improving the energy performance of historic buildings, e.g. historically, architecturally or culturally valuable buildings, while respecting their heritage significance. The use of this standard is not limited to buildings with statutory heritage designation, it applies to historic buildings of all types and ages.
This European Standard presents a normative working procedure for selecting measures to improve energy performance, based o...
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This European Standard specifies the process of decision-making, planning and implementing the conservation of tangible cultural heritage. It applies to material expressions of tangible cultural heritage such as individual objects, collections, the built environment, historic sites, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes.
NOTE   This European Standard does not cover how to identify cultural heritage nor who or what competences are required to undertake decisions or other parts of the proces...
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This European Standard is a guide specifying adequate methodologies to be used for the measurement of the moisture content in materials of movable or immovable, outdoor or indoor, cultural heritage for conservation purposes. It is intended to assist users in the choice of the most appropriate system to obtain a reliable measurement in the respect of conservation needs. It indicates how moisture content can be directly or indirectly measured, i.e. distinguishing between non-contact and contact, n...view more

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The document identifies the types of paper and board (cardboard, paperboard and corrugated board), which meet archival quality for the preparation of the record, document, books, and for the protection of archival material on paper and used in the preservation of heritage on paper.

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This European Standard is aimed to inform and assist users in the choice and use of the most appropriate method to obtain reliable measurements of the moisture content, or water content, in wood and masonry (including brickwork, stonework, concrete, gypsum, mortars, etc.) in the specific case of the built cultural heritage.
It provides a basic framework to take and interpret this kind of measurements on the above cultural heritage materials that have undergone weathering, pest attack, salt migr...
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This International Standard establishes guidelines for the exchange of information between cultural
heritage institutions. In simple terms, this can be defined as the information managed by museums,
libraries, and archives.
A more detailed definition can be articulated by defining both the intended scope, a broad and maximally
inclusive definition of general principles, and the practical scope, which is defined by reference to a set
of specific museum documentation standards and practices.
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This draft European Standard provides guidelines for safeguarding waterlogged wood on terrestrial sites of archaeological or historical significance. It deals with the protection of archaeological and historical waterlogged wood, from the time of exposure during and after excavation, until it reaches the conservation laboratory. The standard cannot be applied to the management of underwater sites, controlled reburial, in situ preservation, or long term post excavation storage. Composite artefact...view more

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This European standard provides guidelines for safeguarding waterlogged wood on terrestrial sites of archaeological or historical significance. It deals with the protection of archaeological and historical waterlogged wood, from the time of exposure during and after excavation, until it reaches the conservation laboratory. The standard cannot be applied to the management of  controlled reburial, in situ preservation, long term post excavation storage or excavations under water. Composite artefac...view more

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This standard defines methods for reducing pests and pest infestations, and managing pest infested objects and areas within the cultural property sector. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) implies a holistic approach to the pest problem, including preventive measures and treatments, emphasizing on non-toxic methods.

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This European Standard defines Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and describes a comprehensive methodology for managing pest problems for protection of cultural heritage.
This European Standard applies to objects and buildings, housing collections, such as museums, archives, libraries, historic houses and buildings, places of worship, art dealers and auction rooms, art transport and storage companies.
This European Standard does not apply to caves, gardens, and parks.

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This European standard specifies the fundamental requirements of laser system for cleaning, a guidance for the choice of the more appropriate system for each specific intervention, the methodology to determine the value of operational parameters to be used in each intervention in order to optimize the efficacy and to prevent harmful effects on surface to be cleaned.
This Standard is applied to the cleaning of stone materials after the assessment of the condition

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This European standard applies to porous inorganic materials constituting cultural heritage. It provides the fundamental requirements of the laser parameters and guidelines for the choice of the laser operational parameters, in order to optimize the cleaning procedure.

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This European Standard defines principles to be considered when transporting objects.
It should be used in accordance with EN 15946 "Conservation of cultural property – Packing principles for transport".

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This document describes the terminology for mortars used in the field of cultural heritage.
NOTE   In addition to terms used in the three official CEN languages (English, French and German), this European Standard gives the equivalent terms in Dutch, Italian, Greek and Swedish; these are published under the responsibility of the member body/National Committee for NEN, UNI, ELOT and SIS and are given for information only. Only the terms and definitions given in the official languages can be consid...
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This European Standard defines principles to be considered when transporting movable cultural heritage in accordance with EN 15946.

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This European Standard describes the terminology for mortars used in the field of cultural heritage.
NOTE   In addition to terms used in the three official CEN languages (English, French and German), this European Standard gives the equivalent terms in Dutch, Italian, Greek, Swedish and Spanish; these are published under the responsibility of the member body/National Committee for NEN, UNI, ELOT, SIS and AENOR and are given for information only. Only the terms and definitions given in the officia...
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This document specifies a methodology for the characterisation of sound or deteriorated stones by using the most appropriate analytical techniques on samples taken from the site. This document does not include guidelines specific to archaeometric investigation or stone replacements.

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This European Standard specifies a methodology for the characterization of sound or deteriorated stones by using the most appropriate analytical techniques on samples taken from the object.
This European Standard contains guidelines for the selection of methods to determine mineralogical, textural, physical, chemical and mechanical properties of natural stone used in cultural heritage monuments and objects. This information is used to define rock typology and to evaluate the stone’s condition w...
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This European Standard specifies the methodology for laboratory evaluation of the performance of water repellent products on porous inorganic materials.
It is based on the measurement of several parameters which assess the performance of the product using standard test methods before and after ageing.
NOTE   Acceptable performance within the laboratory does not constitute a blanket endorsement of application in every conservation situation. It is recommended that the particular context of the he...
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This European Standard specifies the methodology for laboratory evaluation of the performance of water repellent products on porous inorganic materials.
It is based on the measurement of several parameters which assess the performance of the product using standard test methods before and after ageing.
Acceptable performance within the laboratory does not constitute a blanket endorsement of application in every situation. The particular context of the heritage object, including such factors as ...
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EN 16455 provides a methodology for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of anions and cations obtained by dissolution of soluble salts present in either natural stone or other porous inorganic materials constituting cultural heritage and in materials and products used for their conservation. The methodology requires samples to have been taken from the cultural property. The main ions considered in this standard are: Cl-, NO2-, NO3-, SO42-, Na+, K+, NH4+, Ca2+, Mg2+.

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This European Standard provides a methodology for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of anions and cations obtained by dissolution of soluble salts present in either natural stone or other porous inorganic materials constituting cultural heritage and in materials and products used for their restoration. The methodology requires samples to have been taken from the cultural property.
The main ions considered in this standard are:
Cl-, NO2-, NO3-, SO42 -, Na+, K+, NH4+, Ca2+, Mg2+

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CEN/TS 16163 defines the procedures as well as the means to implement adequate lighting, with regard to the conservation policy. It takes visual, exhibition and conservation aspects into account and it also discusses the implications of the lighting design on the safeguarding of cultural property. This Technical Specification gives recommendations on values of minimum and maximum illumination levels. It aims to provide a tool for setting up a common European policy and a guide to help curators, ...view more

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This Technical Specification defines the procedures as well as the means to implement adequate lighting, with regard to the conservation policy. It takes visual, exhibition and conservation aspects into account and it also discusses the implications of the lighting design on the safeguarding of cultural property. This Technical Specification gives recommendations on values of minimum and maximum illumination levels. It aims to provide a tool for setting up a common European policy and a guide to...view more

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EN 15999-1 specifies the characteristics and the conditions for use of showcases for safe and secure display of cultural heritage objects, reducing environmental interaction and complying with the requirements for better preservation.

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This European Standard specifies the characteristics and the conditions for use of showcases for safe and secure display of cultural heritage objects, reducing environmental interaction and complying with the requirements for better preservation.

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This European Standard defines the characteristics of specific areas dedicated to the preservation, storage, management of, and access to collections. It specifies the considerations that should be taken into account to achieve optimum storage and accessibility.

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This European Standard specifies a method for the determination of the drying behaviour of porous inorganic materials used for and constituting cultural property. The method may be applied to porous inorganic materials either untreated or subjected to any treatment or ageing.

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