Practical Conservation Guidelines for Successful Hospitality Events in Historic Houses Source: English Heritage In seeking to make historic houses economically sustainable, many owners and managers are now using them to stage commercial hospitality events. The pressures of such events on fragile historic interiors can be enormous. English Heritage, which exists to promote the care and […]
Collection Activities Archives: Housekeeping
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) Conservation Committe e 2014 Food in Institutions Survey Results Source: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) Museums, people and food are closely tied together. From staff members’ brown bag lunches, to the cafeteria or a catered donor event, food service is a necessity […]
The Impact of Special Events on Historic House Museums Source: University of Pennsylvania Master’s Thesis by Lindsay Skads Hannah, 2001 In this thesis, the impact of special events on historic house museums will be examined, in terms of what types of influences these events exert upon the historic house museum, as well as what museums […]
Conserve-O-Gram 3/5 Volcanic Ash: Cleaning Museum Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) The eruptions of volcanoes, such as Mount Saint Helens, that release large quantities of ash in the atmosphere can create unusual cleaning problems for museums.
Museum Handbook Chapter 13: Museum Housekeeping Source: National Park Service (NPS) Information in this chapter will help you to: understand the importance of museum housekeeping identify the elements of museum housekeeping write a Museum Housekeeping Plan find additional sources of information
Saving Your Treasures: Storage Source: Nebraska NET Saving Your Treasure series Proper storage for your valued objects will prevent damage and loss. The materials used for storage can either harm or protect important objects. Methods for packing away items can cause serious problems for future use and enjoyment. The furniture on which or in which […]
Storage Guidelines Source: Northern States Conservation Center
Historic Housekeeping Manual Source: Minnesota Historical Society Cleaning is a fundamental, regular practice that can slow down, (or speed it up, if not done properly!) wear andtear of historic interiors and collections, assist in both security and pest prevention andcontribute to building monitoring and maintenance.
Housekeeping for Historic Sites Videos Source: Northeast Museum Services Center, National Park Service (NPS) Ten videos teach the basic cleaning and handling techniques for collections in historic house museums. While cleaning procedures may change over time, the techniques demonstrated here were selected in 1996 because they are non-invasive and have the least long term deterimental effect […]
Conserve-O-Gram 7/1 Cleaning Wood Furniture Source: National Park Service (NPS) The cleaning of wood furniture is sometimes required when, after dusting or buffing, the finish looks dull or heavily soiled, or if there is a build up of wax.