With the vast majority of our nation’s cultural heritage in storage, how art and artifacts are housed is one of the most important factors for their long-term preservation. Upgrading storage conditions certainly isn’t rocket science, but it does take time and resources. Small and incremental steps, though, can make striking improvements to the way we store our collections. This hour-long webinar focused on storeroom and storage mount solutions that can be reasonably constructed by museum personnel and introduced online resources that can help.
- Storage Techniques for Art, Science and History: www.stashc.com (created and maintained by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works)
- PowerPoint Handout and Selected Storage Online Resources & Vendors (A.M. Art Conservation, LLC)
Additional Resources from the Webinar:
- AIC Conservation Wiki
- RE-ORG Self-Evaluation Tool for Museum Storage – ICCROM
- Low-Cost Plastic/Aluminm Barrier Foil – Canadian Conservation Institute Notes 1/9
- Moving the Collections – National Museum of the American Indian
- Moving the Mountain: The Science Museum of Minnesota Guide to Moving Collections, by Deborah Schoenholz
Recorded: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Duration: Approximately 69 minutes
Presenter: Rachael Perkins Arenstein, A.M. Art Conservation, LLC, Conservation Treatment, Preservation Consulting & Collection Management
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Image: From the University of Connecticut’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and originally published in the Heritage Health Index 2004.