Preventive conservation is concerned with the sustainable preservation of art and cultural assets. It aims to improve overall environmental conditions in order to prevent damage to works of art, equipment and historical buildings without having to intervene directly with the assets themselves. The experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP conduct comprehensive analyses of buildings and collections. They also prepare individual risk assessments and use them as a basis to develop concepts to conserve and preserve cultural assets in the long term.
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Climate for Culture
As part of the EU project “Climate for Culture”, which ran from 2009 to 2014, the possible effects of global climate change on cultural heritage were researched under the direction of Fraunhofer IBP. Different simulation tools were also examined and compared for their applicability to historical buildings.