Handling heritage objects Source: Janet Mason, Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Handling heritage objects is part of CCI’s Preventive conservation guidelines for collections online resource. This section presents key preventive conservation considerations for safe handling practices with regards to heritage collections.
Archive | April, 2019
Residual Pesticides Source: American Museum of Natural History Before the invention of environmentally controlled museum spaces and integrated pest management techniques, museums commonly relied on pesticides to prevent pest infestation and damage. Natural history museums often contain extensive organic collections (e.g. taxidermy and entomology specimens, and study skins) and are especially vulnerable to pest activity. […]
Recorded: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Just because it’s old: museums and galleries in heritage buildings Source: Museums & Galleries Foundation of NSW (Australia) This publication will help you understand the issues involved in setting up a museum, and the problems and the advantages of using an old or heritage building. You may decide after reading this guide that you would […]
Planning a new museum: How good is your idea? A He Rauemi Resource Guide: ISSUE No. 32 Source: National Services Te Paerangi,Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa You have a great idea for a museum and you’re keen to start one. But how do you put that idea to the test? This guide aims […]
Not all is lost in a fire Source: Museums & Galleries of NSW (Australia) When a fire strikes inside a museum it can be doubly devastating given that museums are charged with safekeeping of cultural material. While fires are incredibly destructive, in many cases not everything is lost in a fire, and much can be […]
How to brush vacuum an object Source: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Australia) Removing dust and dirt by brush vacuuming (surface cleaning) can be very beneficial for many material types. However, removing dust and residues from objects should be carefully considered as they may provide clues about where and how an object was made, […]
Cleaning in Museums Source: Museums & Galleries of NSW (Australia) Regular cleaning of your museum is an essential part of good management practice. Your cleaning regime should take into consideration every part of the museum including the museum space, display and storage areas, and individual objects.