Collection Activities Archives: Housekeeping

Collections Housekeeping Guide

Collections Housekeeping Guide Source: CCAHA (Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts), Philadelphia A well-designed housekeeping plan serves more than one function. It not only keeps collections clean and dust-free, but also allows staff time to regularly monitor the state of the collection. Housekeeping is a low-budget way to ensure that a collection is well-cared […]

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ISO Standards for Housing Photographs

ISO Standards for Housing Photographs Source: Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts This discusses the two ISO standards that deal with storage of photographs and the criteria they offer for choosing materials for long-term storage of photographic collections.

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Museum Collections Environment

Museum Collections Environment Source: The updated (2016) NPS Museum Handbook, Chapter 4 on the Environment including temperature and relative humidity, light, monitoring, and general guidelines.

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The Sustainable Heritage Network

The Sustainable Heritage Network Source: The Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) is an answer to the pressing need for comprehensive workshops, online tutorials, and web resources dedicated to the lifecycle of digital stewardship. The SHN is a collaborative project that complements the work of indigenous peoples globally to preserve, share, and manage cultural heritage and knowledge.

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CD Formats and Their Longevity – FAQ

CD Formats and Their Longevity – FAQ Source: Canadian Conservation Institute The following answers questions about the CD as a long-term storage option, the life expectancy of a CD, the best formats to use, how to store and clean CDs correctly, and how to determine the cause when your CD will not play properly.

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