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A Museum on the Move

6/16/16 8:36 AM

The University of Michigan is keeping busy hauling more than 13 million museum specimens to its new state-of-the-art facility. The University's zoology, paleontology and anthropology collections are being meticulously packed and shipped to its research facility, which has been renovated and equipped with modern safety and environmental standards.

Over the past six years, the University of Michigan has spent about $35 million to renovate the facility and pay for the collections to be moved. To make sure the specimens and artifacts remain in pristine condition, environmental controls have been installed to monitor temperature and relative humidity levels, specific for each collection.

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Storage Museum and Art Preservation By MadgeTech Marketing Team

Protecting art and ancient artifacts is an important way of preserving history and carrying it on for future generations to enjoy. Unfortunately, preserving these precious artifacts can be difficult. Everyday nuisances such as bugs, dust and heat can be devastating to delicate pieces of art.

There are many different approaches to combatting the degradation of the art. Some involve using chemicals to discourage pests from destroying the work. One new trend is using temperature instead of chemicals to provide safe storage for all art.

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Museum and Art Preservation By MadgeTech Marketing Team

MadgeTech is excited to announce the release of MadgeTech Cloud Services Basic, a free cloud hosted data logging platform. This new service is robust and commitment free, opening up access to a flexible and affordable solution for hundreds of new applications.

MadgeTech Cloud Services users are provided with instant access to real-time data logging information from any internet enabled device, anywhere in the world. Monitoring temperature of storage facilities or continuous process monitoring is easier than ever. Simply access the MadgeTech Cloud Services web based interface from any internet enabled device to view and download recorded data. Monitor multiple facilities and locations around the globe, all with one account, right from the palm of your hand.

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MadgeTech announces the release of the RFC1000 Cloud Relay, an Ethernet based hub which transmits real-time data from wireless data loggers directly to the MadgeTech Cloud without the need of a PC! As part of the roll out of the much anticipated cloud relay, MadgeTech is now offering the MadgeTech Cloud Basic service, a completely free version of the MadgeTech Cloud Services platform to accommodate a wide variety of industries and applications.

This new device combined with completely free access to the MadgeTech Cloud Services opens the door for many industries seeking an affordable, easy to manage, cloud based monitoring solution. From manufacturing, to hospitals, to cooking and storage monitoring, the applications are endless.

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A series of Egyptian artifacts currently on display in London will soon be heading into storage. The artifact's home museum, West Park Museum, located near Manchester, UK, can no longer house the artifacts due to humidity levels in the exhibition area.

Many of the pieces in the collection are very fragile and permeable to moisture, made of such mediums as papyrus and ancient textiles. Because the humidity levels are so high in the historic museum location, the priceless items cannot be safely displayed. Instead, they will be put into storage until other arrangements can be made.

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Museum and Art Preservation Europe By MadgeTech Marketing Team

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