Collection Materials Archives: Architecture

Caring for outdoor objects

Caring for outdoor objects Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Caring for outdoor objects is part of CCI’s Preventive conservation guidelines for collections online resource. This section presents key aspects of managing the care of objects in heritage collections in an outdoor setting based on the principles of preventive conservation and risk management. Typical objects accessioned […]

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The Seismic Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings

The Seismic Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings Source: National Park Service, Preservation Brief #41 Earthquakes result from sudden movements of the geological plates that form the earth’s crust, generally along cracks or fractures known as “faults.” When buildings are not designed and constructed to withstand these unpredictable and often violent ground motions, major structural damage, or […]

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Emergency Planning and Fire Advice

Emergency Planning and Fire Advice Source: Historic England Our aim is to help the heritage sector by providing expertise and support in fire safety and emergency planning. We encourage knowledge transfer and facilitate the development of partnerships between sector partners. This resource had four parts: Emergency Planning Advice, Emergency Response Plans, Preparedness Training, and Fire […]

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Passive Climate Control

Passive Climate Control Source: Cornell University Library,Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial Because of high energy costs and the impracticality of HVAC for many libraries and archives, there is now a great deal of interest in passive climate control systems. In tropical climates, HVAC can have serious detrimental effects, especially if it cannot be operated on […]

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Caring for Outdoor Objects

Caring for Outdoor Objects Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) This is part of CCI’s Preventive Conservation Guidelines for Collections Online Resource. Here you will find key aspects of managing the care of objects in heritage collections in an outdoor setting based on the principles of preventive conservation and risk management.

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Tax Incentives for Preserving Historic Properties

Tax Incentives for Preserving Historic Properties Source: National Park Service The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings. It creates jobs and is one of the nation’s most successful and cost-effective community revitalization programs. It has leveraged over $84 billion in private investment to […]

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Preservation Briefs

Preservation Briefs Source: National Park Service (NPS) Preservation Briefs provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings. They provide in-depth information about various aspects of historic preservation. Many provide guidance on the appropriate treatment of traditional building materials such as slate roofing, plaster, and masonry. Others address architectural features including storefronts and porches, or […]

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Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings

Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings Source: National Trust for Historic Preservation In recent years, many older and historic buildings have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding that occurred during hurricanes and tropical storms. The purpose of this booklet is to help building owners minimize structural and cosmetic flood damage.

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