CHARP Art Care is thrilled to exhibit at the CollectionCare conference, 1-3 December. Meet us there for a virtual coffee ☕!

Create the best environment for your collections

We can help you identify opportunities to improve the indoor environment and associated energy use.

Services

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.

Abbey of the Norbertines 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.

“In a solid and complete report 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

Climate2Preserv

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.