Resource Types Archives: Bibliographies/Resource Lists

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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Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial

Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial Source: Cornell University Library The preservation program should be based on the collection needs of a specific library or cultural institution. There are many preservation principles that can be applied to all types of cultural institutions and the emphasis and the direction for the program will be determined by the […]

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The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)

The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) Source: Department of Canadian Heritage The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), a Special Operating Agency within the Department of Canadian Heritage, offers valuable collections management resources to the Canadian museum community and online public access to millions of collections records. CHIN assists Canadian museums in documenting, managing, and sharing […]

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Residual Pesticides

Residual Pesticides Source: American Museum of Natural History Before the invention of environmentally controlled museum spaces and integrated pest management techniques, museums commonly relied on pesticides to prevent pest infestation and damage. Natural history museums often contain extensive organic collections (e.g. taxidermy and entomology specimens, and study skins) and are especially vulnerable to pest activity. […]

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Planning a new museum: How good is your idea?

Planning a new museum: How good is your idea? A He Rauemi Resource Guide: ISSUE No. 32 Source: National Services Te Paerangi,Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa You have a great idea for a museum and you’re keen to start one. But how do you put that idea to the test? This guide aims […]

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Housing Archaeological Collections at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum

Housing Archaeological Collections at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum Source: Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum This e-book, written by Sara Berg, describes housing practices developed for archaeological objects of various material types within the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum (JHAM) collection, a teaching collection. The goal of this guide is to share some of the procedures, tips, […]

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Collections management software: vendor profiles

Collections management software: vendor profiles Source: Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) In 2017, the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), with the assistance of an advisory group of museum professionals, developed a vendor profile survey to collect key information about collections management software. This survey information is intended to supplement the Collections Management Software Criteria Checklist […]

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Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Training for the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response Communities

Finding Common Ground: Collaborative Training for the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response Communities Source: Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Massachusetts State Archives and Massachusetts Department of Fire Services A full curriculum for emergency response training for cultural heritage institutions, complete with pre-program webinars, trainers materials for the program’s five workshops; slide decks and text for […]

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First Aid to Cultural Heritage

First Aid to Cultural Heritage Source: ICROM, the Prince Claus Fund, and the Smithsonian Institution When disasters strike, local communities are the first to try and safeguard their cultural heritage, however their ability to intervene is often greatly reduced during complex and multi-faceted humanitarian crises. At the same time, first responders may not always be […]

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Storage Guide to Archival Collections

Storage Guide to Archival Collections Source: Indiana Historical Society Conservation Department This storage guide to archival collections is provided for the collection staff of the Indiana Historical Society. Its purpose is to introduce staff to proper storage techniques thoughtfully employed during the processing phase. Storage procedures are outlined for the wide variety of mainly paper-based […]

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