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.
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.
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.
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.
Conserve-O-Gram 8/1 Removing Dust from Ceramic and Glass Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) This Conserve 0 Gram discusses the types of cleaning that should be avoided, cleaning that can be safely performed on-site by curatorial staff, and the various procedures to follow.
Conserve-O-Gram 8/3 Preservation of Low-Fired Ceramic Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) To better protect low-fired ceramic objects, museum staff should understand the materials and techniques used to create them. Some of the damage that can occur to low-fired ceramics is a result of their construction. Prevent major accidents by following established guidelines for proper […]
The Care and Preservation of Historical Iron Source: The Henry Ford Historical iron can be maintained for years of use and enjoyment provided that some basic care and attention is given to its preservation.
The Care and Preservation of Historical Silver Source: The Henry Ford Historical silver can be maintained for years of use and enjoyment provided that some basic care and attention is given to their preservation.