Collection Materials Archives: Textiles

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 21/8 Salvage At A Glance, Part V: Textiles (NPS)

Conserve-O-Gram 21/8 Salvage At A Glance, Part V: Textiles Source: National Park Service Textiles can be quickly damaged by dirty flood waters. Textiles can increase substantially in weight when they are waterlogged, and are easily torn. Support wet textiles when they are being moved with a solid support or stretched canvas.

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Pest Treatment

Pest Treatment Source: The Textile Museum Conservation Department These guidelines can help you understand pest control, but if you have a rare textile, consider the condition of the object before you treat it and ask a conservator for professional advice.

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Housekeeping for Historic Sites Videos

Housekeeping for Historic Sites Videos Source: Northeast Museum Services Center, National Park Service (NPS) Ten videos teach the basic cleaning and handling techniques for collections in historic house museums. While cleaning procedures may change over time, the techniques demonstrated here were selected in 1996 because they are non-invasive and have the least long term deterimental effect […]

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Caring for Your Treasures

Caring for Your Treasures Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Proper care and maintenance of your family heirlooms and works of art will ensure that they are available for future generations to enjoy. To help you better care for your personal heritage, we have developed these guides for caring for you treasures.

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