Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings Source: National Trust for Historic Preservation In recent years, many older and historic buildings have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding that occurred during hurricanes and tropical storms. The purpose of this booklet is to help building owners minimize structural and cosmetic flood damage.
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Larger & Working Objects: a guide to standards in their preservation and care Source: The Collections Trust (UK) In 1997, the first edition of Larger & Working Objects: A guide to standards in their preservation and care, was issued, written by Stephen Ball and edited by Peter Winsor. This has now been revised and adapted […]
Artifact Labeling 101 Source: The Collections Care Alliance A PowerPoint slide presentation on labeling artifacts by Emily Phillips and Carolyn Frisa
After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures Source: Federal Emergency management Agency (FEMA) Brochure for familys and small institutions about dealing with flooded collections. The Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a coalition of 42 national organizations and federal agencies co-sponsored by FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution, offers these basic salvage guidelines.
Salvage Procedures for Wet Items Sources: Minnesota Historical Society The information in this website includes recommendations for saving damaged family collectibles, paper, books, photographs, textiles, and ceramic, wood or metal items.
Immediate Response for Collections Source: The Museum of Modern Art Brief guide for immediate response response during emergencies.
Conservation glossaries and encyclopedias online Source: Conservable Network There are quite a few very useful glossaries and encyclopedias for conservators in the internet.
Mold Source: Environmental protections Agency (EPA) If mold is a problem in your home, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture. This website provides guidance about mold and moisture for homes, schools, multifamily and commercial buildings.
Silica Gel Calculator Source: SmallCorp How much Silica Gel do I need? This tool calculates the weight of SmallCorp silica gel required to maintain a microclimate in your case.
The Care and Preservation of Furniture & Wooden Objects Source: The Henry Ford Antique furniture and wooden objects can be maintained for years of use and enjoyment provided that some basic care and attention is given to their preservation.