Risks to Collections Archives: Dust & Pollutants

How to brush vacuum an object

How to brush vacuum an object Source: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Australia) Removing dust and dirt by brush vacuuming (surface cleaning) can be very beneficial for many material types. However, removing dust and residues from objects should be carefully considered as they may provide clues about where and how an object was made, […]

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Cleaning in Museums

Cleaning in Museums Source: Museums & Galleries of NSW (Australia) Regular cleaning of your museum is an essential part of good management practice. Your cleaning regime should take into consideration every part of the museum including the museum space, display and storage areas, and individual objects.

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The use of commercial paints in museums

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?

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Museum Collections Environment

Museum Collections Environment Source: The updated (2016) NPS Museum Handbook, Chapter 4 on the Environment including temperature and relative humidity, light, monitoring, and general guidelines.

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The Sustainable Heritage Network

The Sustainable Heritage Network Source: The Sustainable Heritage Network (SHN) is an answer to the pressing need for comprehensive workshops, online tutorials, and web resources dedicated to the lifecycle of digital stewardship. The SHN is a collaborative project that complements the work of indigenous peoples globally to preserve, share, and manage cultural heritage and knowledge.

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Airborne Particles in Museums

Airborne Particles in Museums Source: The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) This study represents the latest in a series of research activities aimed at a better understanding of the origin and fate of air pollution within the built environment.

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