Collection Materials Archives: Stone & Geologic Specimens

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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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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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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Conserve-O-Gram 6/5 Soluble Salts and Deterioration of Archeological Materials

Conserve-O-Gram 6/5 Soluble Salts and Deterioration of Archeological Materials Source: National Park Service (NPS) Porous archeological artifacts such as ceramics, stone, bone, and ivory often contain soluble salts. Ground water and seawater can carry  these salts into the pores of the artifact during burial leaving them behind when the water evaporates. After excavation, these salts […]

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