Collection Materials Archives: Organic Materials

Conserve-O-Gram 9/1 Leather Dressing: To Dress or Not to Dress

Conserve-O-Gram 9/1 Leather Dressing: To Dress or Not to Dress Source: National Park Service (NPS) The indiscriminate treatment of leather with fatty substances is a long-standing tradition among museum and library staffs. The dressings are usually applied in an attempt to slow deterioration, improve the appearance of the leather, and perhaps restore some of its […]

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The Care of Leather and Fur

A recording of this hour-long webinar, dedicated to the basic care of leather and fur objects, is now available with an accompanying and comprehensive list of resources.

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Care of Dolls

Does your institution’s collection include dolls? Click to view the recording of the December 2011 Live Chat event on caring for dolls of many different mediums and eras.

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Care and Preservation of Historic Motorized Vehicles

Mary Fahey, Chief Conservator at the Henry Ford Museum, and Derek Moore, The Fred and Kay Crawford Curator of Transportation History at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio recently joined us for a live Question and Answer session about the care and preservation of historic motorized vehicles.

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