Labelling Flow Chart (Version 4) Source: Canadian Museum of Nature Researchers and curators label their diverse collections in various ways. This document is a decision tree to help with choosing the correct type of label and labeling materials for specimens and the specifications for the correct materials need to meet archival standards and terminology.
Archive | June, 2018
Texas Historical Commission Museum Services provides a series of free training webinars that include webinars related to care of collections. You can find links to their Previous Training Webinars here. To participate in future webinars as they happen, see the training webinar schedule found on the THC Museum Services Training Opportunities page.
Recorded: June 13, 2018
The COSTEP Starter Kit: A Handbook for the Cultural Community Source: NEDCC – New England Document Conservation Center Many partners are needed to protect the cultural collections and historic sites that represent our heritage. Collaborative planning and coordinated response will lessen the damaging effects of disasters and help speed recovery. But the partnerships essential to […]
Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) Webinar Series Source: Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) and CCAHA (Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts), Philadelphia DHPSNY’s webinars are presented free of charge, DHPSNY’s programs address the needs of professionals and volunteers at institutions that manage unique library research materials […]
Storage and Display Materials for Photographs: Criteria for Selection Source: Barbara Lemmen, CCAHA (Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts), Philadelphia Published in 2015, this brief guide summarizes the International Standards (ISO) for choosing storage and display materials for photographs.
A Race Against Time: Preserving AV Media Source: CCAHA (Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts), Philadelphia Many of the machine-dependent audiovisual collections held by our cultural institutions are in peril. Therefore, it is crucial to have knowledge about the life expectancy and unique needs of our legacy media in order to make good preservation […]
Collections Advocacy Toolkit (part of Save Pennsylvania’s Past) Source: Source: CCAHA (Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts), Philadelphia Advocacy refers to a broad range of activities aimed at getting the attention of public officials and influencing how they shape public policies that affect small and large organizations. Busy officials and their staff need to […]
The Identification of Dust in Historic Houses Source: National Trust (UK) This booklet provides guidance in sampling, examination and interpretation of dust in historical houses and museums.
Collections Housekeeping Guide Source: CCAHA (Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts), Philadelphia A well-designed housekeeping plan serves more than one function. It not only keeps collections clean and dust-free, but also allows staff time to regularly monitor the state of the collection. Housekeeping is a low-budget way to ensure that a collection is well-cared […]