Useful knowledge... Caring for the palace and its art collections

Running a house is an art. When that house is a royal palace and the furnishings and objects in it form a unique collection of art that is part of the national heritage, then “daily management” turns into a huge responsibility.

The biggest threats to the collections are fire, water, light, improper humidity and temperature levels, biological factors, such as fungi and bacteria, rodents and insects, chemical pollution.
People can be a threat as well, stealing objects or causing damages, either intentionally or not. The palace interiors used to function in a different way in the past. For one, the use of the building was much less intensive than it is today...