Collection Activities Archives: Treatment & Conservation

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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DOCAM: Documentation and Conservation of Media Arts Heritage

DOCAM: Documentation and Conservation of Media Arts Heritage Source: Documentation and Conservation of Media Arts Heritage The work and results of DOCAM demonstrate that the preservation of media art requires that its particular characteristics be taken into account. The mission of the DOCAM Research Alliance has been to identify and implement five research axes and […]

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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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AIC Wiki

AIC Wiki Source: American Institute for Conservation of Art and Historic Works The AIC Wiki is sponsored by the American Institute for Conservation of Art and Historic Works with content created by the various AIC Specialty Groups, Networks and Committees. Primarily aimed at conservators, there is useful material here even for the general community.

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Storage Methods for Taxidermy Specimens

Storage Methods for Taxidermy Specimens Source: WAAC Newsletter Volume 14, Number 2, May 1992, pp.18-23, illustrations Many materials and techniques have been employed by taxidermists to preserve bird and mammal skins and to create mounted specimens. STUDY SKINS are prepared for scientific research purposes, while MOUNTS typically are created for display. Both may make use […]

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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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Care of Plastics: Malignant Plastics, R. Scott Williams

Care of Plastics: Malignant Plastics, R. Scott Williams Source: WAAC Newsletter, January 2002 Volume 24 Number 1 This article is an attempt to give readers a place to start when confronted with the problems particular to plastics. Only a few aspects of the care of plastics can be presented in a newsletter format. However, I […]

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