CHARP Art Care exposera au SITEM, 28, 29 et 30 mars 2023, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris. Rendez-nous visite au stand C4 ☕

Discover our most recent projects

© Façade en plattegrond, Jean François de Neufforge, 1760 (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Train World

March 2022

Safeguarding heritage is done by collaborating with experts. With conservators from Object Care we monitor Train World's collection environment. With our software, risk analyses can now easily be made and shared.

KU Leuven Special Collections

June 2022

We permanently monitor climate conditions in two locations managed by KU Leuven Special Collections: a large warehouse with paper collection and the KU Leuven University Library.

H.C. Andersen Museum

June 2021

CHARP Art Care permanently monitors climate and light conditions in the new H.C. Andersen museum in Odense, Denmark. For a total of 42 showcases and 5 galleries.

Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

Maurits Sabbe Heritage Library

June 2021

We now permanently monitor climate conditions in the Maurits Sabbe Library. The aim is to optimise the indoor climate, save energy, and relate the collection environment to actual object conditions.

Ghent Altarpiece

January 2021

CHARP Art Care was commissioned to permanently monitor climate and light conditions in multiple showcases in Saint Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium.

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© Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent,, foto Cedric Verhelst

Abbey in Grimbergen

September 2019 - September 2020

Known for their authentic and savory beers, the Abbey of the Norbertines in Grimbergen also houses original manuscripts, ordinances, and books. They wanted to examine ways to improve their collection's storage conditions. We monitored and evaluated temperature, relative humidity, and light levels in their collection spaces and wrote guidelines for renovation work and future collection management.

CHARP Art Care clearly exposed the pain points. Remarkable what their charts reveal! We take their suggestions to heart when reorganising our storage.

Karel Stautemas, Subprior

Research projects

Resilient Storage

January 2021 - December 2022

Saving energy and improving collections preservation and human comfort does not always call for a large investment. The Resilient Storage project investigates how museums can already go a long way by better understanding and making minor adjustments to their existing infrastructure. Step by step, an interdisciplinary team of public representatives, museum staff, and energy performance and conservation experts improve climate conditions and energy use in the Belgian Comic Strip Center and the FeliXart museum.


July 2021 - June 2025

Climate2Preserv aims to develop an intuitive methodology that guides all stakeholders in the federal collections infrastructures in Belgium to save energy without compromising collections care. Both short-term optimisations for the existing infrastructure, and long-term optimisations are explored. This dual approach allows to clearly delimit both trajectories, so that heritage institutions can evaluate which one best suits their needs.