Danger can lurk on any museum or library shelf—firearms, antique medicine bottles, arsenic in natural science specimens, dangerous mold, and more. The American Association for State and Local History’s 2009 Technical Leaflet, “The Handling and Exhibition of Potentially Hazardous Artifacts in Museum Collections” 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: The Handling and Exhibition of Potentially Hazardous Artifacts in Museum Collections
Kristen Laise, Vice President, Collections Care Programs, Heritage Preservation