In my first blog I would like to report on Freiburg's new Central Art Depot that was built and finished in an industrial zone outside the city at the beginning of this year for a little less than 7 million euros.
I still remember the museums in those olden days with waxed floors, poor lighting, and packed full glass cabinets. In addition these places had all the same moldly smell. For modern museums less-is-more and they dare the gap concentrating on their highlights with few additional items. But where did and does the rest go?
|The ultimate highlight: Nofretete (Nefertiti) in the Neues Museum Berlin. |
I took the photo in 2009.
For more than 30 years a dehumidifier has been working in my three different basements to keep the relative humidity between 50 and 60 %. Not that I store objets d'art but to keep paper readable it is essential that the relative humidity does not exceed 60% where it is stored.
|58% relative humidity in my basement|
|The working horse in my basement. Note: the water collector below is filled to one third.|
|Storage of ethnographic items. |
Standing behind Tilmann von Stockhausen I am listening to his explanations (Photo BZ).
|Our group approaching in one of those big galleries housing all the necessary tubing |
|Tillmann von Stockhausen showing some of his treasures (Photo BZ).|