Resource Types Archives: Tools & Calculators

Risk Evaluation and Planning Program

Risk Evaluation and Planning Program The Risk Evaluation and Planning Program (REPP) was originally developed by Heritage Preservation with support from an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant. It is now part of the resources for emergency preparedness and response available through FAIC. The purpose of the project was to demonstrate whether […]

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Hazards in Collections eTool

Hazards in Collections eTool Source: Museum of London This eTool is a source of general information for people that work with museum, gallery, archive, library and heritage collections in the UK. The tool will help you learn about commonly encountered health hazards found in some museum collections. Note: Legal references in this tool are to […]

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Digital Preservation Toolkit

Digital Preservation Toolkit Source: Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) This Digital Preservation Toolkit provides accessible template, frameworks, decision trees and documents that are designed to help museums assess their digital preservation needs, to produce policy and procedures around digital preservation, and to develop, select and implement an action plan. Resources are presented in chronological order […]

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Re-ORG Method

Re-ORG Method Source: ICCROM The RE-ORG Method is a step-by-step approach to help those who work with cultural collections to reorganize their current storage rooms, focusing on the creative, yet safe, use of existing resources. The Method has four phases: Getting started: create the best possible conditions for a successful storage reorganization Condition report: document […]

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Silica Gel: Passive Control of Relative Humidity – Technical Bulletin 33

Silica Gel: Passive Control of Relative Humidity – Technical Bulletin 33 Source: Canadian Conservation Institute – CCI Authors: Jean Tétreault and Paul Bégin The purpose of this Technical Bulletin is to explain the need to control the relative humidity (RH) in a museum environment. Fluctuating RH can damage organic materials, while other objects, such as […]

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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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IPI’s Methodology for Implementing Sustainable Energy-Saving Strategies for Collections Environments

IPI’s Methodology for Implementing Sustainable Energy-Saving Strategies for Collections Environments Source IPI – Image Permanence Institute   While greater efforts have been made to teach the theory and potential of sustainable preservation prior to this publication, there were no resources specific to cultural institutions that professionals could turn to for step-by-step guidance in achieving an […]

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Don’t Panic: Emergency Response & Salvage Workshop

Don’t Panic: Emergency Response & Salvage Workshop Source: Museum SOS – American Museum of Natural History In May 2004, a conference entitled Museum SOS: Strategies for Emergency Response and Salvage was held at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City as part of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for […]

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