Collection Materials Archives: Wood & Furniture

Preparing Historic Motorized Vehicles for Storage or Exhibit

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 […]

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Winterthur Museum, Care in Handling Training Series

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 […]

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Ethics and Legal Issues

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 […]

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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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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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