Author Archive | Jonathan Finkelstein

Care of Plastics

More and more, the collections in our institutions are featuring elements of plastic.  Varying and temperamental, this material requires special care and storage. Christine Frohnert, Conservator of Contemporary Art, Modern Materials and Media,  and Odile Madden, Research Scientist, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution were featured speakers in the live chat webinar event “Care of Plastics”. […]

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Taking Preservation to the Fair!

Bronwyn Eve of Illinois Connecting to Collections asks: “The Illinois State Museum is hosting a tent at the Illinois State Fair. I’d like to have a display promoting preservation of collections. Anyone have any ideas for a hands-on project that they would recommend?“

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Featured Resource–Photo Cold Storage

National Park Service’s Cold Storage: A Long-Term Preservation Strategy for Film-Based Photographic Materials Web site has video tutorials about the type of photographic materials that are appropriate for cold storage and instructions on how to package, store, monitor, and access them. A non-Flash version of the Web site is also available. Some of the topics […]

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