Collection Activities Archives: Exhibitions

Trends in microclimate control of museum display cases

Trends in microclimate control of museum display cases Source: Creating and controlling microclimates for museum exhibits. This historical review of microclimate control in museum display cases reflects the changes in approach to museum microenvironmental control that have arisen with new technologies over the past hundred years. A variety of approaches to controlling the environment within […]

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The Care, Storage and Handling of Artifacts

The Care, Storage and Handling of Artifacts Source: The Henry Ford The long term preservation of historic artifacts requires attention to the use of proper storage, display and conservation techniques as well as careful handling. The staff at the Henry Ford have complied these documents and videos to help you to care for your collections.

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Preventive Care of Graphic Art on Paper

Preventive Care of Graphic Art on Paper Source: Cornell University Library The goal of preventive care of work on paper is to employ a holistic approach to stabilize its condition and mitigate the process of deterioration and damage through: improvement of environmental conditions, proper exhibition, handling, and storage, and other procedures without chemical or physical […]

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Matting and Framing for Art and Artifacts on Paper

Matting and Framing for Art and Artifacts on Paper Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Acid migration from adjacent materials is a common source of damage to paper. Over the years, chemically unstable materials used for framing take their toll. These materials include many of the cardboards, tapes, and adhesives used to mount artifacts before […]

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Using Collections

Using Collections Source: Preservation Advisory Centre, The British Library Much of the damage that library and archive collections sustain is caused by poor handling. Damage is often cumulative and not immediately apparent. A culture of good handling will significantly reduce the need for costly conservation work and ensure continued access to collections.

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Guidance for Exhibiting Archive and Library Materials

Guidance for Exhibiting Archive and Library Materials Source: Preservation Advisory Centre, The British Library The exhibition of archive and library materials has the potential to damage documents and can even lead to loss if security measures are inadequate. Custodians of holdings should be aware of the risks involved from exposure to inappropriate environmental conditions, unsafe […]

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Environmental Enrichment Scrapbook

Environmental Enrichment Scrapbook Source: Environmental Enrichment Scrapbook This site is a listing of techniques, toys, methods and ideas that have actually been used for environmental enrichment of captive non-domestic animals. It is intended to be accessed by zoo keepers, zoo volunteers, laboratory collection managers, and anyone else who might need this information.

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Conserve-O-Gram 11/7 Vertebrate Skeletons: Preparation and Storage

Conserve-O-Gram 11/7 Vertebrate Skeletons: Preparation and Storage Source: National Park Service (NPS) Vertebrate skeletons or parts of skeletons are often included in museum collections.Because they do not decompose as rapidly as other body parts bones are often the only tangible documentation of a species.   Note: This guide is not concerned with IVORY.

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