Technical and spatial conditions

The researcher must provide personnel, equipment and means that enable the implementation of the research as per expert standards of research and which are intended for:

  • spatial or other measurements, visual and written documenting;
  • temporary storage and processing of the archive of an archaeological site;
  • provision of health and safety at work;
  • protection of the area of research and archive of research against stealing and all harmful effects that may be foreseen.


The facilities provided by the researchers for the temporary storage of archaeological findings must comply with the following minimum climate standards:

In terms of light-sensitiveness, the following conditions shall be provided for the material during the storage:

  • the material with low level of light-sensitiveness:recommended illumination up to 200 lx, permitted annual quantity of absorbed light up to 84,000 lx·h;
  • the material with medium level of light-sensitiveness: recommended illumination up to 50 lx, permitted annual quantity of absorbed light up to 42,000 lx·h;
  • the material with high level of light-sensitiveness: recommended illumination up to 50 lx, permitted annual quantity of absorbed light up to 12,000 lx·h;
  • the material non-light-sensitive: without limits.


The total UV-radiation of the material for the material with low level of light-sensitiveness shall not exceed 0.4 micro W/cm2 and for material with high level of light-sensitiveness the value must not exceed 0.1 micro W/cm2. 

The permanent humidity of 55% or between 45% and 60% of relative humidity with minimum fluctuation shall be provided for the the combined collection. 

The temperature is controlled in relation to the humidity and adapted to human well-being. Winter and summer levels may be different due to the economy:

  • in winter: 19 °C +- 1 °C;
  • in summer: 24 °C +- 1 °C.


There shall be no sudden fluctuation of temperature within this range. 

The same values as for the protection of human health apply in regard to the air and noise pollution and vibrations.

The premises must also comply with regulations governing the construction of facilities, fire safety, health safety and safety at work as well as environmental protection.

Last updated: 03. 12. 2015