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Caring for Your Ceramics and Glass Objects

Caring for Your Ceramics and Glass Objects Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC) (Caring for Your Treasures Series) Many special objects are made of ceramics or glass. These materials include porcelain, earthenware, “crystal,” pottery, and art glass to name just a few. Jewelry, dolls, sculpture, tableware, tiles, kitchenware, and many other items can be made […]

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Conservation by Design: A framework for mission success

Conservation by Design: A framework for mission success Source: The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy uses a collaborative, science-based conservation approach and a common set of analytical methods to identify the biodiversity that needs to be conserved, to decide where and how to conserve it and to measure our effectiveness. Together this conservation approach and […]

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Conserve-O-Gram 11/2 Storage Concerns for Geological Collections

Conserve-O-Gram 11/2 Storage Concerns for Geological Collections Source: National Park Service (NPS) Geological collections can be damaged by various environmental factors. However, even if collection storage areas are not ideal, good storage systems can help to prevent damage from light, relative humidity, biological attack, and pollutants.

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