Preparing Historic Motorized Vehicles for Storage or Exhibit: Conserv-O-Gram 10-03 Source: National Park Service (NPS) Although vehicles are supposed to be treated with the same care as any other artifact in a historic collection. care of these vehicles traditionally has been regarded as an exception to conservation principles. As a consequence, the pressure to restore […]
Collection Materials Archives: Wood & Furniture
Larger & Working Objects: a guide to standards in their preservation and care Source: The Collections Trust (UK) In 1997, the first edition of Larger & Working Objects: A guide to standards in their preservation and care, was issued, written by Stephen Ball and edited by Peter Winsor. This has now been revised and adapted […]
The Care and Preservation of Furniture & Wooden Objects Source: The Henry Ford Antique furniture and wooden objects can be maintained for years of use and enjoyment provided that some basic care and attention is given to their preservation.
Winterthur Museum in-house training video series (2013) Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling General Session, Introduction Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 1, Objects Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 2, Textiles Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 3, Paper Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 4, Books Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling, Chapter 5, Paintings […]
Etics and Legal Issues Source: AIC-Wooden Artifacts Group Conservation Wiki Materials derived from endangered species, including ivory, tortoiseshell, tropical woods and exotic feathers are sometimes incorporated into fine arts objects. There are far-ranging implications with these now protected materials, including legal, financial and ethical issues. This page presents information relating to a legal and materials […]
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 7/7 Emergency Treatment for Water-Soaked Furniture and Wooden Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) Water damage to furniture and wooden objects in museum collections can occur as result og natural disasters, broken pipes, leaking roofs or the quelling of fire.
Collection ID Guide Source: Preservation Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) Guide to identification of collection materials
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 […]
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.