The Use of Commercial Paints in Museums Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) This video provides answers to the commonly received questions: what paint should be used to avoid any damage to museum collections and how long should a painted surface be left to dry before objects can be exposed to it?
Archive | November, 2018
First Aid to Cultural Heritage Source: ICROM, the Prince Claus Fund, and the Smithsonian Institution When disasters strike, local communities are the first to try and safeguard their cultural heritage, however their ability to intervene is often greatly reduced during complex and multi-faceted humanitarian crises. At the same time, first responders may not always be […]
Preventive Conservation Guidelines for Collections Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) This resource provides integrated advice and explanations on the care of specific types of collections as well as basic care guidelines for all collections. Its approach is based on the 10 agents of deterioration, highlighting levels of sensitivity to various risks and different levels of […]
Caring for Outdoor Objects Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) This is part of CCI’s Preventive Conservation Guidelines for Collections Online Resource. Here you will find key aspects of managing the care of objects in heritage collections in an outdoor setting based on the principles of preventive conservation and risk management.