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 […]
Preservation Options for Scrapbook and Album Formats Source: AIC-Book and Paper Group Annual Volume Ten (1991) (Author: Sherelyn Ogden) Scrapbooks and albums are a unique, often highly imaginative form of human record which exist in abundance. Because of their great numbers, preservation of every scrapbook and album in the original format is impossible – the […]
Protecting Books with Custom-Fitted Boxes Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Boxes provide books with structural support and protection from dust, dirt, light, and mechanical damage.
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.
Saving Your Treasures, Books, Bibles, and Scrapbooks Source: Nebraska NET Saving Your Treasure series
Care, Handling and Storage of Motion Picture Film Source: Library of Congress Motion picture film can be made of various materials and by different processes and both material and process inform storage, handling, and duplication recommendations.
Proper Care and Handling of Audio Visual Materials Source: Library of Congress Taking care when handling any collection item is one of the more effective, cost-efficient, and easily achieved preservation measures.
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 […]
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 […]
Conserve-O-Gram 4/12 Ring Supports for Pottery and Round-Based Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) Whether for storage or exhibit, the support should properly support the base of the object, help alleviate stresses caused by instability, and prevent damage from vibration or movement.