Working at a museum and having to preserve artifacts through temperature control


When I went to college I had no idea what I wanted to study or be.

When I would have appointments with my advisor I was told that my first year I shouldn’t fret as I could take my required courses first and then my sophomore year I could take the courses that I wanted to major in.

As I took a few of my required courses there was one course that I was really intrigued in, it was an anthropology course. Fast forward to six years later I am now a curator for a big museum. I am in charge of finding new artifacts, displaying them and making sure that they are well preserved. One of the big factors of preservation is temperature. I have a great relationship with our local heating and cooling technicians. Establishing a professional relationship with these individuals who are very knowledgeable in the HVAC industry is crucial for my job. We have multiple temperature zone control rooms. With the assistance from HVAC technicians I can control and maintain the artifacts correct temperatures. If something is in its own case, it’s most likely because it requires it to be in a different temperature than some of the other artifacts. Everyday I keep a temperature log of the artifacts to ensure longevity. There is a thermostat for every artifact that is kept in my office and it’s labeled appropriately. If there was no heating and cooling for these artifacts I believe that history would not be able to live on.
Commercial air conditioning