Collection Activities Archives: Surveys & Assessments

NPS Museum Collections Management Checklists

NPS Museum Collections Management Checklists Source: National Park Service (NPS) The NPS Checklist for Preservation and Protection of Museum Collections (Checklist) Each unit (park, center, or office) is required to conduct a self-assessment in order to update progress on how well it is preserving and protecting the museum collections in its custody. The Checklist is […]

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Media Preservation Inititative

Media Preservation Inititative Source: Indiana University Bloomington Indiana University’s comprehensive work to preserve historical and cultural time-based media for the research, education, and enrichment of future generations

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Mediapedia: Physical Format Carrier Resource

Mediapedia: Physical Format Carrier Resource Source: National Library of Australia Intended to enable the identification of various media types for assisting with collection planning, assessment, documentation, infrastructure and preservation planning for their content.

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Care of Plastics

Care of Plastics Source: Museum of Design in Plastics Plastics differ from each other in their care needs. The exact recipe of each plastic, including its range of additives, influences how it will age. Even the pigment used to colour an otherwise identical object can cause objects to age differently. That said, most plastics are […]

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ARCS Resources

ARCS Resources Source: ARCS: Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists As a service of the ARCS we have compiled the following resources of relevance and interest to our membership and other industry professionals. Videos – A collection of videos showcasing helpful tips, hints, and ideas shared by some of the country’s top collections specialists. Databases […]

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POPART project – the Preservation of Pastic Artifacts in Museum Collections

POPART project – the Preservation of Pastic Artifacts in Museum Collections These pages gather a bulk of knowledge that is record of the latest conservation science and technology as applied to plastic works of art, gained during the POPART project – the Preservation Of Plastic ARTefacts in museum collections: a 42-month international research project part […]

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AVPreserve: Papers and Presentations

AVPreserve AVPreserve is a data management consulting and software development firm focused on leveraging a deep understanding of technology, information, business, and people to advance the ways in which data is used for the benefit of individuals, organizations, and causes.

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Risk Assessment Applied to Preventive Conservation. Robert R. Waller

Risk Assessment Applied to Preventive Conservation. Robert R. Waller Source: SPNHC 1995 A risk management approach can provide a decision-making method for preventive conservation of a museum collection or group of collections. Risk is the chance of an undesirable change occurring. Risk assessment is the analysis of the magnitude of each and all risks affecting some […]

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