Risks to Collections Archives: Fire

Fire Risk Assessment for Collections in Museums

Fire Risk Assessment for Collections in Museums (Jean Tétreault). Journal of the Canadian Association for Conservation (J. CAC), Volume 33 © Canadian Association for Conservation, 2008. Loss of collections in museums can be significant during a fire. It is important that museums put control measures in place to prevent a fire, to detect a fire, […]

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Preservation at Home

Preservation at Home Source: The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia How to care for your audio, film, video and photographs, and protect them from water and fire damage.

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A Primer on Disaster Preparedness, Management and Response

A Primer on Disaster Preparedness, Management and Response Source: National Park Service This primer discusses how to plan for, salvage, and care for paper objects in emergencies, such as fire, flood, and earthquake. The Primer was issued by the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and Records Administration, Library of Congress, and National Park Service.

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Conserve-O-Gram 2/22 Disposal of Cellulose Nitrate Film

Conserve-O-Gram 2/22 Disposal of Cellulose Nitrate Film Source: National Park Service (NPS) Cellulose nitrate (“nitrate”) film was manufactured from about 1910-1950 for use as a non-breakable, lightweight alternative to glass plate photographic negatives. It was also used as a motion picture film medium. Unfortunately, nitrate film is a severe fire safety hazard. Once burning, a […]

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Collection Emergencies FAQ

Collection Emergencies FAQ Source: Library of Congress QUick answers to questions such as what to do if books get we or moldy, how to remove the smoke and other smells from books, soot removal from books, and what to do about book worms and book bugs.

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