October 21, 2020
Collection Materials Archives: Stone & Geologic Specimens
Recorded: August 26, 2020
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 […]
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.
Preservation Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) Source: A free online tool that helps collection managers prioritize efforts to improve conditions of collections.
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 […]
Conserve-O-Gram 21/6 Salvage At A Glance, Part III: Object Collections (NPS) Source: National Park Service Museum object collections typically contain both organic and inorganic materials. The type of material will determine treatment priority during water emergencies.
Collection ID Guide Source: Preservation Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) Guide to identification of collection materials
Saving Your Treasures: Other Organic and Inorganic Materials Source: Nebraska NET Saving Your Treasure series Plant Materials and Plastics, Animal materials, and Stone
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 […]