Temperature and relative humidity monitoring is an essential part of preventive conservation for historic objects in the Collection.
The SS Great Britain, launched in 1843, is one of the most
important historic ships in the world. By combining size, power and
innovative technology, Brunel created a ship that changed history
and became the great-great-grandmother of all modern ships.
The SS Great Britain Trust's Bristol site is home to the ship
itself as well as museums housing a large and varied collection of
associated historic material and archives. To ensure these items
are stored in the correct environmental conditions, Tinytag TV-4501 data
loggers are monitoring temperature and relative humidity.
The site includes buildings of various ages and design, from
brand new purpose built museum buildings, to industrial offices
which have been repurposed. The collections include material which
is extremely sensitive, to large industrial objects which are less
so. Monitoring is important to ensure everything is kept safely for
future generations to enjoy. The SS Great Britain Trust's mission
is to keep the ship in good condition forever, and the same goes
for the associated collections.
Ten Tinytag View 2 TV-4501 data loggers are used on site, in
various locations. Recorded data is analysed on site by the Ship's
Conservation Engineer, who works out how to improve conditions and
advises on what can be safely displayed in particular
Nick Booth is Head of Collections at the SS Great Britain Trust
and chose Tinytags as they are easy to use, portable, accurate,
easy to install and easy to hide! Nick comments, "We aim to
preserve the SS Great Britain and associated collections forever -
we wouldn't be able to do this without our Tinytags! I have always
found Gemini Data Loggers easy to work with and the customer
service has been excellent."
is an ideal choice for discreet monitoring in
museums and galleries. The grey case is designed to be
unobtrusive and the logger also features a digital display to
enable spot readings as well as longer term recording.