Resource Types Archives: Manuals

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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NPS Museum Handbook Part I, Museum Collections, Chapter 9: Museum Fire Protection

NPS Museum Handbook Part 1, Chapter 9: Museum Fire Protection Source: national Park Service Fire is a major threat to museum collections. It can destroy or irreparably damage irreplaceable collections and structures housing collections within minutes. Effective fire protection includes prevention, detection, and suppression of fire to prevent ignition and fire spread. Implementation of museum […]

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NPS Museum Handbook, Part II: Museum Records

NPS Museum Handbook, Part II: Museum Records Source: National Park Service The National Park Service Museum handbook, Part Two outlines procedures for museum record keeping, including accessioning, cataloging, loans deaccessioning, photography, and reporting annual collection management data.

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NPS Museum Handbook, Part III: Museum Collection Use

NPS Museum Handbook, Part III: Museum Collection Use Source: National Park Service The National Park Service Handbook, Part Three deals provides guidance on, and addresses issues of access to, and use of museum collections. The Handbook provides guidance on how to evaluate and document museum collections use; legal issues, publications; 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional reproductions; other […]

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NPS Museum Handbook Part I, Museum Collections, Chapter 7: Museum Collection Storage

Museum Handbook Chapter 7: Museum Collection Storage Source: National Park Service (NPS) Good collection storage is a major component of your park’s preventive conservation and collections care program. It is essential to the long-term preservation of your park’s museum collection. A well-planned and organized storage space reduces risks to the collection and provides accessibility. Deterioration, […]

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Digitizing Intangible Cultural Heritage : A How-To Guide

Digitizing Intangible Cultural Heritage : A How-To Guide Source: Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador for the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) A guide to assist museums, archives and independent researchers This manual assists museums, archives and independent researchers in digitizing their existing collections of intangible heritage-related material. Aside from providing step-by-step digital transferring instructions, […]

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