Carmen Cecilia DRAGOMIR
Muzeul de Istorie Turda
This study presents a detailed analysis of the relative humidity and temperature,as factors of the indoor microclimatic conditions in the Turda History Museum.Museum collections may evade the harmful impact of environmental factors thereon only through a rigorous control and strict monitoring of such factors. Inthis particular case, the climatic data (obtained by monitoring the relative humidity and temperature in the exhibition space), analyzed in conjunction with other aspects, such as the visiting hours (the period when the museum is open to the public), the periods with a large influx of visitors, as well as the outdoor weatherconditions point to the existence of two distinct periods. A period of low relative humidity, generally below 50% extends from November, once heating is turnedon, until April, followed by a period when the relative humidity values return tonormal limits that extends from May to October.
Keywords: microclimate, relative humidity, temperature, thermos-hygrometer, cultural heritage.