Emergency Planning and Fire Advice Source: Historic England Our aim is to help the heritage sector by providing expertise and support in fire safety and emergency planning. We encourage knowledge transfer and facilitate the development of partnerships between sector partners. This resource had four parts: Emergency Planning Advice, Emergency Response Plans, Preparedness Training, and Fire […]
Proper Care and Handling of Audio Visual Materials Source: Library of Congress Taking care when handling any collection item is one of the more effective, cost-efficient, and easily achieved preservation measures.
Care, Handling and Storage of Motion Picture Film Source: Library of Congress Motion picture film can be made of various materials and by different processes and both material and process inform storage, handling, and duplication recommendations.
Saving Your Treasures, Books, Bibles, and Scrapbooks Source: Nebraska NET Saving Your Treasure series
Storage Enclosures for Books and Artifacts on Paper Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Protective enclosures made of chemically stable materials provide both physical support and chemical protection for books and artifacts on paper. Materials from which enclosures are constructed should meet preservation standards since poor-quality materials can cause irreparable damage.
Protecting Books with Custom-Fitted Boxes Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Boxes provide books with structural support and protection from dust, dirt, light, and mechanical damage.
Caring for Your Books Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Caring for Your Treasures Series The book is an ingenious invention. Compact and portable, it has been the primary means of transmitting and preserving mankind’s accumulated knowledge for hundreds of years. Throughout that time, printers and bookbinders have used a wide variety of materials and […]
Conserve-O-Gram 4/12 Ring Supports for Pottery and Round-Based Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) Whether for storage or exhibit, the support should properly support the base of the object, help alleviate stresses caused by instability, and prevent damage from vibration or movement.
Conserve-O-Gram 8/3 Preservation of Low-Fired Ceramic Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) To better protect low-fired ceramic objects, museum staff should understand the materials and techniques used to create them. Some of the damage that can occur to low-fired ceramics is a result of their construction. Prevent major accidents by following established guidelines for proper […]
Conserve-O-Gram 8/1 Removing Dust from Ceramic and Glass Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) This Conserve 0 Gram discusses the types of cleaning that should be avoided, cleaning that can be safely performed on-site by curatorial staff, and the various procedures to follow.