Risks to Collections Archives: Storage & Housing

Products Used in Preventive Conservation – Technical Bulletin 32

Products Used in Preventive Conservation – Technical Bulletin 32 Source: CCI Technical Bulletin 32, Jean Tétreault This Technical Bulletin provides a critical review of products typically used for the display, storage and transportation of objects by explaining how certain products can affect objects and their preservation, and it proposes guidelines for minimizing damaging effects. Products […]

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NPS Museum Handbook Part I, Museum Collections, Chapter 7: Museum Collection Storage

Museum Handbook Chapter 7: Museum Collection Storage Source: National Park Service (NPS) Good collection storage is a major component of your park’s preventive conservation and collections care program. It is essential to the long-term preservation of your park’s museum collection. A well-planned and organized storage space reduces risks to the collection and provides accessibility. Deterioration, […]

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Flat Storage for Textiles

Flat Storage for Textiles – Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes 13/2 Source: CCI Flat storage is ideal for most textiles because it provides support for the entire textile, thus freeing the textile fibres from the stress of supporting their own weight. When flat storage is enclosed, it also protects the artifact from water damage, dust, […]

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Rolled Storage for Textiles

Rolled Storage for Textiles – Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes 13/3 A tube can form the basis of an excellent space-saving storage system for flat or two-dimensional textiles that can be rolled. Tubes can accommodate pieces ranging from narrow lace yardage to large, heavy carpets.

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Hanging Storage for Costumes

Hanging Storage for Costumes CCI Notes 13/5 Source: CCI Structurally sound costumes are often stored by hanging. Although this is an excellent space-saving storage method, it is not suitable for all garments. Costumes that are fragile, that are heavily decorated, or that have weakened shoulder seams due to previous incorrect hanging should be stored flat […]

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Re-ORG Method

Re-ORG Method Source: ICCROM The RE-ORG Method is a step-by-step approach to help those who work with cultural collections to reorganize their current storage rooms, focusing on the creative, yet safe, use of existing resources. The Method has four phases: Getting started: create the best possible conditions for a successful storage reorganization Condition report: document […]

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Housing Archaeological Collections at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum

Housing Archaeological Collections at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum Source: Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum This e-book, written by Sara Berg, describes housing practices developed for archaeological objects of various material types within the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum (JHAM) collection, a teaching collection. The goal of this guide is to share some of the procedures, tips, […]

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