Risks to Collections Archives: Mold

Don’t Panic: Emergency Response & Salvage Workshop

Don’t Panic: Emergency Response & Salvage Workshop Source: Museum SOS – American Museum of Natural History In May 2004, a conference entitled Museum SOS: Strategies for Emergency Response and Salvage was held at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City as part of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for […]

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FAQ on Film Water Damage by Mick Newnham

FAQ on Film Water Damage by Mick Newnham Source: The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Film that has been immersed in water is in severe danger of having the base separate from the emulsion. This means that the part of the film with the image on it will come away from the plastic backing […]

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Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings

Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings Source: National Trust for Historic Preservation In recent years, many older and historic buildings have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding that occurred during hurricanes and tropical storms. The purpose of this booklet is to help building owners minimize structural and cosmetic flood damage.

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Mold

Mold Source: Environmental protections Agency (EPA) If mold is a problem in your home, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture. This website provides guidance about mold and moisture for homes, schools, multifamily and commercial buildings.

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Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and Paper (NEDCC)

Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and Paper Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) For most institutions, mold is a familiar problem on a small scale—a moldy book here and there—and unimaginable on a large scale—a collection wide outbreak of active mold.

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Emergency Salvage of Wet Photographs

Emergency Salvage of Wet Photographs Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Because of the number of photographic processes and their wide variety, responsible advice for the emergency salvage of all kinds of wet photographs is difficult to provide.

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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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Combatting Pests of Cultural Property

Combatting Pests of Cultural Property Source: Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Technical Bulletin 29 – Pests can be very destructive to both the aesthetic elements and the structural integrity of collections, historic buildings, and objects. Protection against pests requires attention to the collection’s environment, containment, discovery of pests, response to pests, and remediation actions.

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