Caring for outdoor objects
Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
Caring for outdoor objects is part of CCI’s Preventive conservation guidelines for collections online resource. This section presents 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.
Typical objects accessioned in museum collections and displayed outdoors include bells from fire halls or churches, ships’ anchors, chains and bollards, machinery, large vehicles, including trains, military and farm equipment and monumental, sculptural works of art. Often, these objects are positioned in front of the museum to act as advertisements. The materials used in these objects are as varied as the objects themselves.