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Emergency Planning and Fire Advice

Emergency Planning and Fire Advice Source: Historic England Our aim is to help the heritage sector by providing expertise and support in fire safety and emergency planning. We encourage knowledge transfer and facilitate the development of partnerships between sector partners. This resource had four parts: Emergency Planning Advice, Emergency Response Plans, Preparedness Training, and Fire […]

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Storage Enclosures for Books and Artifacts on Paper

Storage Enclosures for Books and Artifacts on Paper Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Protective enclosures made of chemically stable materials provide both physical support and chemical protection for books and artifacts on paper. Materials from which enclosures are constructed should meet preservation standards since poor-quality materials can cause irreparable damage.

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Caring for Your Books

Caring for Your Books Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Caring for Your Treasures Series The book is an ingenious invention. Compact and portable, it has been the primary means of transmitting and preserving mankind’s accumulated knowledge for hundreds of years. Throughout that time, printers and bookbinders have used a wide variety of materials and […]

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Zoo, Circus and Marine Animals

Zoo, Circus and Marine Animals Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Housing environments for the species or strains of animals maintained should take into account their physical and behavioral needs in order to provide for their health and well-being. Many of the resources are concerned with lab animals, as well as animals in agricultural settings.

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Amphibians and Reptiles Project Guidance

Amphibians and Reptiles Project Guidance Source: Natural Resources Conservation Service Reptiles and amphibians are important parts of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Although reptiles and amphibians are two distinct classes of vertebrates, they have historically been treated as one group for the purposes of research under the field of herpetology, as well as for habitat […]

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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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