Danger can lurk on any museum or library shelfâ€”firearms, antique medicine bottles, arsenic in natural science specimens, dangerous mold, and more. The American Association for State and Local Historyâ€™s 2009 Technical Leaflet, â€śThe Handling and Exhibition of Potentially Hazardous Artifacts in Museum Collectionsâ€ť addresses these challenges and can help put your mind at ease or get you started on correcting a possible problem.
Neil Cockerline, author of this Technical Leaflet and Director of Preservation Services and Conservator, Midwest Art Conservation Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota recently joined us for a live Question and Answer session about items of concern in your collection.
Recorded: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Duration: Approx. 61 min.
Neil Cockerline, Director of Preservation Services at the Midwest Art Conservation Center
AASLH Technical Leaflet: Â The Handling and Exhibition of Potentially Hazardous Artifacts in Museum Collections
Kristen Laise, Vice President, Collections Care Programs, Heritage Preservation