Furniture and Wooden Implements

Parts of the furniture collection
Parts of the furniture collection
Furniture and wooden implements are made of organic materials and are thus subject to aging in a variety of ways. For instance, their reaction to their immediate environment is very direct, and excessive light and extreme fluctuations in temperature and humidity thus cause them irreparable mechanical and optic damage. Poor environmental conditions are also responsible for damage by mould and insects. The proper maintenance of what are in some cases very large objects and the preservation of their material integrity thus constitute the central concerns of this area.


Head Organic Objects
Elke Mürau

Gaby Petrak

Swiss National Museum
Lindenmoosstrasse 1
CH-8910 Affoltern a. Albis

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