A two day conference entitled Museum Pollution : Detection and Mitigation of Carbonyls was held at Strathclyde University on the 17-18 June 1998. Over 30 delegates from the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Canada and the US attended. Several carbonyl pollution issues were discussed and a number of actions were proposed.
The initiative to have the 1998 meeting resulted in setting up a working group and the momentum that was gained has been consolidated during the following years.
Since 1998, meetings have been held more or less annually, at Instituut Collectie Nederland (1999), Oxford Brookes University (2001), The National Museum of Denmark (2001), University of East Anglia (2003), CNR-ISAC Padova (2004), Fraunhofer Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institute (WKI) Braunschweig (2006), Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (2008), Chalon-sur-Saône (2010), London (2012), Prague (2014), and Birmingham (2016).
During all meetings, the developments in research into indoor air pollution and conservation were discussed in an informal, yet serious, atmosphere.
NEXT CONFERENCE will be organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, in 2024. More details will follow in the first half of 2023.
Online Presentation Abstracts from Working Group Meetings:
From the round-table discussions at the first meeting in Glasgow, 1998.
Ten years later, IAQ2008 in Vienna
IAQ2016 in Birmingham
Indoor Air Pollution in Museums and Archives Website: Main Index