Risks to Collections Archives: Incorrect Humidity

Preparing Silica Gel for Contained Storage of Metal Objects

Preparing Silica Gel for Contained Storage of Metal Objects Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes 9/14 Many metal objects in museum collections will have already corroded due to exposure to moisture before becoming a part of the collection. The extent to which this happens will vary depending on several factors that include the type of […]

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Storage of Metals

Storage of Metals Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes 9/2 Most metals corrode: iron rusts, copper turns green, silver turns black, and lead disintegrates into a white powder. Stored improperly, most of the metals in a museum collection will slowly transform into oxides, sulphides, carbonates, or other compounds. The corrosion processes are faster on metal […]

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Passive Climate Control

Passive Climate Control Source: Cornell University Library,Library Preservation and Conservation Tutorial Because of high energy costs and the impracticality of HVAC for many libraries and archives, there is now a great deal of interest in passive climate control systems. In tropical climates, HVAC can have serious detrimental effects, especially if it cannot be operated on […]

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Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments – Webinar Recordings

Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments – Webinar Recordings Source: Image Permanence Institute (IPI) This webinar series are offered by the Image Permanence Institute with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access, Education and Training Grant Program. This page lists both live webinars schedule through spring 2020 with […]

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Environmental Guidelines ICOM-CC and IIC Declaration

Environmental Guidelines: ICOM-CC and IIC Declaration Source: ICOM Committee for Conservation At the IIC congress in Hong Kong and the ICOM-CC conference in Melbourne in September 2014 the delegates discussed and agreed the following declaration – the conservation profession has come together and agreed a position on environmental guidelines.

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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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