EH&E, Yale and Acentech to Present on Managing Environmental Conditions during Museum Renovations

Shake down on the shake up: Noise, vibration and dust during museum renovations

October 21, 2017

As museums seek to modernize with renovations, conservators and facility directors must grapple with the challenge of co-existing with the construction process. Potential noise, vibration and dust can be critical issues when those spaces include galleries, collection storage, visitors and staff. In this session, we will discuss the challenges faced by a whole-building modernization project and the protection of environmental conditions through real-time monitoring of noise, vibration and dust, including industry approaches to criteria and mitigation. Using these systems helped to preserve background conditions and provide accountability to the project with round-the-clock feedback between various construction activities and sensitive collections and staff.


  • Mark Aronson, Chief Conservator, Yale Center for British Art
  • William Wade, Senior Scientist, EH&E
  • Marc Newmark, Principal Consultant, Acentech, Inc.

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums (MAAM)
October 19 – 21, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA

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