Collection Materials Archives: Organic Materials

The Sustainable Heritage Network

The Sustainable Heritage Network Source: The Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) is an answer to the pressing need for comprehensive workshops, online tutorials, and web resources dedicated to the lifecycle of digital stewardship. The SHN is a collaborative project that complements the work of indigenous peoples globally to preserve, share, and manage cultural heritage and knowledge.

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Tips for Collections Care

Tips for Collections Care Source: Winterthur Museum, Gardens, and Library Did you ever wonder how to care for your silver, if you should wax your furniture, where you can get acid-free paper and mat board or what is the best way to dust? Winterthur’s Conservation staff has summarized key information here and placed links to […]

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Salvage Procedures (NARA)

Salvage Procedures Source: National Arcives and Records Administration (NARA) Links to guidelines for the care of some of the more common materials to be affected by a natural disaster or other emergency occurance.

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CCI Notes 15/1 Care of Objects Made from Rubber and Plastic

Care of Objects Made from Rubber and Plastic (CCI Notes 15/1) Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Natural and synthetic rubber, and plastic deteriorate continuously. It is, therefore, important for custodians of collections to be aware that by properly controlling the agents of deterioration, the lifetime of these materials can be extended.

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