Some of the most beautiful masterpieces ever created have been tragically damaged or destroyed in incredible ways. The Last Supper, one of Leonardo da Vinci most famous works, was used as target practice by Napoleon’s troops.
The bits and pieces we see of it today are the scarce remains that were saved. Other great works of art have seen their demise simply by being exposed to the elements. Temperature may not be as dramatic as French soldiers shooting arrows, but the damage can be just as devastating.
Wireless Temperature Monitoring systems are an essential for art dealers, collectors and owners. These unique devices work as a cloud based temperature sensor, wirelessly collecting data that can be retrieved via your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone or tablet via the cloud. A simple tap of your finger allows you to view the conditions that affect your most valuable possessions and be notified of potentially damaging changes caused by varying environmental conditions.
Chemical reactions can greatly affect a piece of art and potentially damage it beyond repair; these effects can be seen in the yellowing of paper, fading of dyes or corrosion of metals. These reactions increase in pace as temperature increases. For every 18 degree F increase in temperature, chemical reactions in paper are said to double, causing faster decay. Further, if exposed to a climate with high humidity, photos will stick together, damaging or destroying them.
If proper precautions are not taken, objects subjected to various temperature changes can become warped, experience fading of dyes, dislocation of joints, mold and eventually complete destruction. SensorPush is a unique and easy to use tool that provides a precise measurement of temperature and humidity over time. In the past, museums and homes have relied on complicated air quality monitoring systems and expensive measurement devices. Wireless Temperature Monitoring Systems combines precision with convenience in providing the most updated and modern technology right at your fingertips to ensure that your most valuable art remains in pristine condition.