Ready Made Enclosures
The first ready-made microclimate enclosure for the preservation of art and artifacts is being introduced to the public. The first size has a cavity with a volume of 16″ x 20″ x 3/4″. It comes as a do-it-yourself kit that only requires a screwdriver to assemble. The only thing you have to do is add the art and the sachet of absorbers and an optional small chunk of dry ice. The dry ice will fill the enclosure with CO2 gas that will force out the existing atmosphere leaving the art in an anoxic environment. When the enclosure is sealed with the metal moulding around the enclosure a hermetic seal is created that will keep your contents protected from oxygen and excess humidity for many years.
The minoxy® archival storage enclosure for art and artifacts has been developed to meet your preservation needs for art, documents, textiles, and artifacts. The basic technology is from the food industry and adapted to the conservation field. The practicality of an oxygen-free atmosphere is that pests cannot survive in such an environment as well as oxidation of organic materials and metals will be curtailed. The humidity level of the internal atmosphere is also stabilized by the absorbers.
This kit contains all the materials necessary to enclose and protect your precious work of art or artifact. Please read the sealing process at least once to understand the processes involved.
This kit contains:
This kit does not contain and has to be obtained separately at a grocery store
A small piece of dry ice ½” X ½” x ½” (13mm x 13mm x 13mm)
INSERTING ART AND SEALING ENCLOSURE
The art or artifact is placed in the minoxy® micro-climate enclosure’s bottom pan along with a sachet of absorbent material. The sachet of absorbent material is inserted in the secondary recess of the pan. The larger recess will accommodate museum-quality mats, mounts and the art up to 1” thick. This is the “art package”.
DISPLAY AND FRAMING
Note – Although this hermetically sealed enclosure has UV filtering glazing there are other factors that can degrade the art or an artifact. Light from any source, the sun, incandescent, fluorescent, and LED, have consequences to the longevity of your precious item as well as variances in the ambient temperature where it is displayed and or stored.
The enclosure includes a custom aluminum picture frame and hangers for easy display. In the case that you may want to insert the minoxy® microclimate enclosure into another picture frame contact us for more information. We have a secondary clamp system that can be purchased for this purpose. You will in most cases have to modify the rabbit (rebate) for such purposes.