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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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Preservation Options for Scrapbook and Album Formats

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 […]

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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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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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