Archive | March, 2012

Introduction to LED Lighting

Have you been considering using LED (light emitting diode) bulbs for your exhibits? This rapidly-developing class of environmentally friendly lighting fixtures has generated quite a buzz. The staff at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, has been researching and using LED bulbs in some of its galleries for about eight years. Recorded:  Thursday, March 29, […]

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Applying to NEH’s Preservation Assistance Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and […]

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Choosing the Datalogger That Is Right for You

Temperature and humidity have a powerful impact on the condition of the collections in your care.  Being aware of the environment in the areas that house your collections is essential to ensuring their long-term health.  Dataloggers are battery powered devices equipped with sensors and a microprocessor to monitor and record data such as temperature, relative […]

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