Guernsey

New system safeguards Guernsey's exhibits

  • 30 December 2012
  • From the section Guernsey
Castle Cornet
Image caption A process known as "conservation heating" will now be used to keep the humidity at a constant level

The condition of some of Guernsey's rarest artefacts has been safeguarded by a new humidity system.

Guernsey's Maritime Museum said the fluctuating humidity levels in the building at Castle Cornet was causing damage to items on show.

A process known as "conservation heating" will now be used to keep the humidity at a constant level in the 250-year-old building.

The museum said the new system would ensure the displays were protected.

The museum includes a display about the Gallo-Roman wreck recovered from the nearby harbour mouth in 1985.

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