Resource Types Archives: Tools & Calculators

Stored Alive!

Stored Alive! Source: Image Permanence Institute (IPI) Stored Alive! is an interactive tutorial program that lets you explore the ways in which temperature and relative humidity affect the objects in your collection. I

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MuseumPests.net

MuseumPests.net Source: Integrated Pest Management Working Group This website presents information on invertebrate, vertebrate, and mold pests in museum, library, and archival collections as well as historic structures. This site’s first four sections (prevention, monitoring, identification, solutions) cover issues in developing, implementing and managing an IPM plan for your institution – whatever your collection type. […]

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What’s eating your collection?

What’s eating your collection? Source: UK Collections Trust What’s Eating Your Collection is a website to help you understand what integrated pest management is, how to carry it out and how it can help you in your museum. It will also help you to identify the insects that you find and show you if you […]

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Preventive conservation and risks

Preventive conservation and risks Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Many resources are available that discuss caring for heritage objects and collections and assist conservation professionals and those responsible for collections care. These resources range from general care to detailed procedures and guidance and are based on the principles of preventive conservation and risk management.

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Resources & Publications

Resources & Publications Source: Museums Australia Victoria Many links to resources: advice, disaster assistance, info sheets, publications, training videos, presentation videos, and regional (Australia) contacts.

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Collections Link Condition Assessment Tool

Collections Link Condition Assessment Tool  (CAT) Source: Scottish Museums Council We are pleased to offer the Condition Assessment Tool (CAT) for download. CAT was originally designed by the Scottish Museums Council as a tool to help museum staff and conservators to better assess collection condition and use the information generated more effectively, particularly for large […]

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Dew Point Calculator

Dew Point Calculator Source: Image Permanence Institute (IPI) The Dew Point Calculator was created by IPI. It is designed to calculate and visually present the relationship between temperature, relative humidity and dew point. These calculations are used to evaluate the preservation quality of the environment based on four types of material decay—natural aging or chemical […]

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Graphics Atlas

Graphics Atlas Source: Image Permanence Institute (IPI) Graphics Atlas is a sophisticated resource that presents a unique, object-based approach for the identification and characterization of prints and photographs.

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Cold Storage

Cold Storage Flash version of Cold Storage Source: National Park Service (NPS) The purpose of this program is to provide a basic understanding of cold storage and explain how to implement it for long-term preservation of film-based photographic collections. Cold storage provides a stable environment for film-based materials, extends their longevity and preserves them for […]

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