Alternative Climate Controls for Historic Buildings (2003-2010)

Project Publications


Maekawa, Shin, Conrad, Ernest, "Conservation-Focused Climate Control System for an 18th Century House Museum in the Forbidden City, China," R4-TS36-OP04, 10th REHVA World Congress, Clima 2010, Antalya, Turkey, May 2010 (9pp., 352KB).


Maekawa, Shin, Toledo, Franciza, "A Collection Climate Control System for an Ethnographic Storage of a Museum in North of Brazil," OR-10-021 ,Winter Annual Meeting of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Orland, Florida, January 2010 (7pp., 2.2MB).


Maekawa, Shin, Carvalho, Claudia, Toledo, Franciza, Beltran, Vincent, "Climate Controls in a Historic House Museum in the Tropics: A Case Study of Collection Care and Human Comfort," PLEA2009 - 26th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Quebec City, Canada, 22-24 June 2009 (6pp., 590KB).


Maekawa, Shin and Vincent Beltran. "Collections Care, Human Comfort, and Climate Control; A Case Study at the Casa de Rui Barbosa Museum." Conservation, The GCI Newsletter, Vol.22, No.1 (2007).


Maekawa, Shin, Vincent Beltran, and Franciza Toledo. "Testing Alternatives to Conventional Air-Conditioning in Coastal Georgia." APT Bulletin, Vol 38, No. 2-3 Association of Preservation Technology International (2007). Also presented at the Annual Meeting of APT International, in Atlanta, GA, September 13–16, 2006 (9pp., 303KB).


Maekawa, Shin, and Maria Garcia Morales. "Low-Cost Climate Control System for Museum Storage Facility on Tenerife Island." Presented at the 25th International Conference of Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2006) in Geneva, Switzerland, September 6–8, 2006 (6 pp., 430KB).


Maekawa, Shin, Claudia Carvalho and Franciza Toledo. Um sistema para controle ambiental na biblioteca Rui Barbosa. XII Congresso Nacional da ABRACOR, Aug. 28 – Sep. 1, 2006.Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil.


Maekawa, Shin, Franciza Toledo and Rosa Arraes. "Um sistema de controle climático para a reserva técnica etnográfica do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, Para". XII Congresso Nacional da ABRACOR, Aug. 28–Sep. 1, 2006. Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil.


Maekawa S. and Valentin, N., "Ventilation and Heating-Based Microbial Controls for Cultural Institutions," Conference Proceeding (CD) for Mold, Health, and Heritages, Braunsweig, Germany, 4-5 September 2003 (8pp., 401KB).


Maekawa, Shin, and Franciza Toledo. "Controlled Ventilation and Heating to Preserve Collections in Historic Buildings in Hot and Humid Regions." Paper presented at the ICOM-CC 13th Triennial Meeting in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, September 22–27, 2002 (17pp., 236KB).


Maekawa, Shin, and Franciza Toledo. "A Climate Control System for Hollybourne Cottage, Jekyll Island Historic District, Georgia." Paper presented at conference of American Society of Heating Refrigeration Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), IAQ 2001 - Moisture, Microbes, and Health Effects: Indoor Air Quality and Moisture in Buildings in San Francisco, CA, November 4–7, 2001 (7pp., 2.2MB).


Maekawa, Shin, and Franciza Toledo. "Sustainable Climate Control for Historic Buildings in Hot and Humid Regions." Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal Vol. 14, No. 3 (2003). [Also presented at the 18th International Conference on Passive Low Energy Architectures (PLEA) Conference, November 2001, Florianópolis, Brazil.](7pp., 412KB)

Articles in the GCI newsletter

Scientific Abstracts

  • 1.22 Moisture Buffering Capability of Museum Storage Cases

Non-Getty Publications/Sites

  • Valentin, Nieves, Garcia, Rafael Garcia, De Luis, Oscar and Maekawa, Shin. "Microbial Control in Archives, Libraries and Museums by Ventilation Systems." Restaurator (1998): 85-107.
  • Valentin, Nieves, Garcia, Rafael, Ibañes, J. L., and Maekawa, Shin. "Tratamientos con ventilacion controlada para detener el crecimiento microbiano en materiales de archivo." Archivamos/Boletín ACAL No 39-40/01 - Año 11 (2001), Associación de Archivos de Castilla y León (ACAL), pages 40-44.
  • Valentin, Nieves, Garcia, Rafael, Ibañes, J. L., and Maekawa, Shin. "Air Ventilation for Arresting Microbial Growth in Archives." La Conservation á l'Ère du Numérique, Actes des quattrièmes Journées Internationales d'Etudes de l'Arsag, Paris, 27-30 Mai 2002.
  • Hussak van Velthem, Lucia, Toledo, Franciza Lima, Benchimol, Alegria, Loureço Arraes, Rosa, Cortez de Souza, Ruth. "A Coleção Etnográfica do Museu Goeldi: Memória e Conservação." Musas: Revista Brasileira de Museus e Museologia. Rio de Janeiro, 1: 121-134 2004.

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