IoT Helps Museums Save Art, Artifacts, Animals and Resources | IoT For All
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art was an early adopter of wireless sensor technology. The museum implemented wireless environmental sensors in 2011 to protect the Cloisters, its collection of medieval and Byzantine art. Humidity and temperature fluctuations can damage the centuries-old paintings, tapestries and other artifacts by causing shrinkage, warping, and other problems.
The Internet of Things (IoT) helps museums and other institutions protect their resources, from art to animals. IoT’s benefits go beyond conservation to helping control expenses, improving efficiency, generating revenue, and increasing safety. Here’s how institutions are harnessing the power of IoT to improve their operations and grow.