Blog12 October 2023

Preserving history: Dehumidification for household cultural institutions

The British Museum, one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in the world, houses over eight million works illustrating human culture and history. This vast collection requires carefully controlled environmental conditions to prevent damage, so when their permanent dehumidification system unexpectedly broke down, raising relative humidity levels to a harmful 80%, they urgently contacted our company to help.

Within 24 hours, we delivered a fleet of our compact yet powerful FD40 Series 2 dehumidifiers on a three-week hire. Despite the enormous volume of the museum’s galleries and storage facilities, the FD40s units quickly brought the relative humidity down to the target level of 50%. The customer was “overly happy” with the fast delivery and performance of the units, which protected fragile artefacts while blending into the background with their modern, low-profile design.

When you need reliable, rapid-response humidity control for priceless cultural treasures, the British Museum trusts our FD40 Series 2 dehumidifiers. Their satisfaction shows that we provide the ideal solution for maintaining ideal conditions in the most demanding institutional and archival settings.

Call us on 0800 211 611 to find out which dehumidifiers are best suited for your project. Our team can assess your needs and recommend the most effective equipment to control humidity for your specific application.

With customised solutions for museums, galleries, archives and more, we have the technology and expertise to create a stable climate that protects invaluable collections from damage. Don’t leave anything to chance when it comes to safeguarding cultural heritage – contact us today.