Research into new, tailored materials is necessary and groundbreaking for advances in nanotechnology, energy production and storage, medicine, pharmaceuticals and many other fields. The contamination of materials must be prevented so that predicted performance can be achieved and is not compromised or obscured by impurities.
However, very old or aged materials also present a contamination control challenge that we are happy to face.
Objects of art made of metal, ceramics or organic materials are often unique and only exist once. In addition to their material value, it is the texture of the surfaces, their colours and light reflections that define the character of the object and bear witness to its creation.
Authentic writings and documents preserve information and cultural identities that are to be archived unaltered and used by future generations.
Conversely, historical objects made of ageing organic or polymeric materials can themselves become sources of contamination that gradually damage and destroy the object itself or other objects in its immediate vicinity.
Airborne contaminants, whether particulate or gaseous, alter the surface of exhibits and the material structure of archival materials.
Clean air in exhibition rooms, showcases and archives combined with a controlled climate is the basis for preserving the condition and value of art objects.
artemis control measures airborne substances with high-tech methods and evaluates the results in the context of international standards and recommendations. Our solutions for exhibition rooms, showcases and archives create the air quality that helps preserve cultural heritage.