Risks to Collections Archives: Light, Infrared & Ultraviolet

Conserve-O-Gram 3/10 Choosing UV-Filtering Window Films

Conserve-O-Gram 3/10 Choosing UV-Filtering Window Films Source: National Park Service (NPS) In the past 20 years, the market has become saturated with window films with different performance criteria.Unfortunately, not all of the solar films meet museum standards, and the product literature available from the manufacturers is very often confusing and sometimes misleading.

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LED Lighting

LED Lighting Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC), Green Task Force (GTF) Recent discussions regarding the use of LED lights for display of museum collections prompted the GTF to dig deeper into the question of whether this developing technology is ready for us to implement and promote.

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Caring for Textiles

Caring for Textiles Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Textiles can be simple in structure and composition or can be part of complex composite objects that incorporate other materials like paper, leather, glass, metals, paint, stone, horn, bone, shell and feathers.Most textiles, at some time in their history, have served as functional objects. This history […]

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Care for Textiles

Care for Textiles Source: The Textile Museum Conservation Department (Textile Museums, Washington, DC) Today, The Textile Museum staff offer counsel for professionals around the world seeking the latest best-practices in textile care and display. The role of the Conservation Department has evolved to encompass not only the treatment of individual textiles, but also provisions for the long-term […]

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Caring for Your Documents and Works of Art on Paper

Caring for Your Documents and Works of Art on Paper Source: American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Documents, manuscripts, and works of art on paper such as prints, drawings, and watercolors are inherently fragile but can be easily and effectively protected from damage.

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Guidance for Exhibiting Archive and Library Materials

Guidance for Exhibiting Archive and Library Materials Source: Preservation Advisory Centre, The British Library The exhibition of archive and library materials has the potential to damage documents and can even lead to loss if security measures are inadequate. Custodians of holdings should be aware of the risks involved from exposure to inappropriate environmental conditions, unsafe […]

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