Collection Materials Archives: Organic Materials

Identification Guide for Ivory and Ivory Substitutes

Identification Guide for Ivory and Ivory Substitutes Source: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Description: The Identification Guide for Ivory and Ivory Substitutes is a comprehensive and accessible resource for identifying the most commonly found ivories and artificial substitutes in trade. This is a vital tool to assist law […]

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Contaminated Collections: Preservation, Access and Use

Contaminated Collections:Preservation, Access and Use, Preservation of Native American and Historical Natural History Collections Contaminated with Pesticide Residues Source: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), Shepherdstown, West Virginia, April 6-9, 2001 On 6–9 April 2001, Native Americans and preservation professionals, […]

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The Care of Feathers

The Care of Feathers  Source: The Bishop Museum Art Conservation Handout The delicacy, resiliency, and exquisite beauty of feathers have captivated people for centuries. Almost every culture has used feathers in some manner to enhance personal adornments, sacred or ritual objects, and decorative arts. Feathers also have many functional uses, down comforters and quill pens […]

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Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling Training Series

Winterthur Museum in-house training video series (2013) Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling General Session, Introduction Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 1, Objects Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 2, Textiles Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 3, Paper Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 4, Books Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 5, Paintings […]

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