Recorded: April 2, 2020
Resource Types Archives: Videos
Caring for collections Source: State Library of Queensland (Australia) This is a series of short videos designed to provide support to those caring for family collections – “With the assistance of these short videos, be a custodian of our history and learn how to preserve your collection for future generations to enjoy.” The following topics […]
How to Make and Use Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Silver Polish Source: This video was created by the Canadian Conservation Institute and is included in CCI Note 9/11 How to Make and Use a Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Silver Polish. This video and the cited Note discuss how to prepare and use silver polish made with precipitated […]
The Use of Commercial Paints in Museums Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) This video provides answers to the commonly received questions: what paint should be used to avoid any damage to museum collections and how long should a painted surface be left to dry before objects can be exposed to it?
Recorded: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
A Race Against Time: Preserving AV Media Source: CCAHA (Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts), Philadelphia Many of the machine-dependent audiovisual collections held by our cultural institutions are in peril. Therefore, it is crucial to have knowledge about the life expectancy and unique needs of our legacy media in order to make good preservation […]
Why aren’t you wearing gloves? The conservators’ guide to object handling in the British Museum Source: The British Museum Whenever we upload a video that features a member of staff handling an object without gloves we receive a flood of comments asking why. To help clear up the confusion, we asked our conservators to […]
Risk management for heritage collections Source: CCI – Canadian Conservation Institute Are risks to your collection keeping you awake at night? As resources shrink and demand for access grows, heritage professionals confront new challenges in the management of their collections. Should objects be exhibited in non-museum spaces? Is it safe to hold a public event […]
Mold Source: Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) (Heritage Preservation) Video on salvage with mold after a disaster.
Mud Source: Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) (Heritage Preservation) Video on removing mud from objects after a disaster.