Assess potential damage that may occur due to trees around perimeter
Thoroughly protect architectural features and objects from damage
due to construction work and other treatments.
Assess actual and potential damage caused by user wear-and-tear,
especially in interpreted spaces open to visitors.
As part of a Space Use and Facilities Management Plan, assess
wayfinding and placemaking as part of guided and self-guided tours
and other circulations patterns to determine actual and potential
As part of Space Use and Facilities Management Plan and also
Historic Furnishings Plan, assess relationship betwwen interior
surfaces; operating doors, windows adn other elements; furnishing;
artwork and objects and the actual or potential risks imposed
through physical contact or potential contact.
"Direct physical forces can be either sudden and catastrophic
or long-term and gradual. Sudden damage usually results from a
shock to the artifact while it is being handled or moved, during
collapse of shelving or supports, or as a result of earthquakes
or war. Long-term exposure to some force may result in the deformation
of an object, and may be due to inadequate support in display
or storage or to artifacts having been stacked. Vibration can
also cause damage to artifacts in the short term or the long term,
depending on the circumstances. The most common damages in this
category result from improper handling procedures, and the type
of damage varies from complete loss of the artifact to minor damage
that can be repaired. Most museum artifacts are vulnerable to
this type of direct physical force."
Costain, Charlie. Framework
for Preservation of Museum Collections, Canadian