Welcome to IMA Dashboard, an ongoing effort to measure various aspects of the Museum's performance. We welcome your comments on our progress in serving the IMA's mission. To navigate the Dashboard in particular areas, the tabs at the top of the screen drop down to allow for more detail. The goal of the Dashboard is to seek to quantify and report out on areas of activity of general interest to museum observers and to particular interest to museum studies specialists, colleagues, and patrons.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art has recently expanded the temperature and relative humidity ranges in its permanent collection galleries and storage areas based on studies conducted by the Smithsonian Institution Conservation Analytical Laboratory in 1994. New ranges have been implemented of 50% RH +/- 8 (with a variation percentage of +/- 6% in a 24 hour period) and 70°F +/- 4 (with a variation percentage of +/- 2° in a 24 hour period) with small monthly seasonal adjustments within these ranges to achieve efficiencies in energy consumption without adversely affecting the condition of collection objects and loans.
The live graphs show the last 7 days of temperature and humidity readings in the Allen Whitehill Clowes Special Exhibition Gallery. When artworks are present in the gallery, the environment can be set to lender’s specifications or programmed to match the permanent galleries. Micro-climate cases can also be built for sensitive objects at the lender's request. Please refer any questions to the Registration Department.