Reddy, M K and Suneela, M and Sumathi, M and Reddy, R C (2005) INDOOR AIR QUALITY AT SALARJUNG MUSEUM, HYDERABAD, INDIA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 105. pp. 359-367.

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Deterioration of art objects at Salarjung Museum has been noticed such as blackening of white and pink pigments of Indian miniature paintings and other objects like pigments, paints, varnishes, coatings, silver ware, zari works, textiles, which are displayed in museum galleries. The cause of deterioration of the artifacts is attributed to air pollution. The outdoor air pollution levels with respect to suspended particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, ammonia, aldehydes and oxidants are observed to be high when compared with background environment and ambient air quality standards for sensitive areas. The indoor air quality levels in terms of various parameters including temperature and relative humidity (RH) observed to be more than the threshold limits. The climatic conditions coupled with polluted indoor air are the main causes for the deterioration of art objects. Hence remedial measures are suggested to avoid further deterioration of objects

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Subjects: Air Quality
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Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 11:42
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