Protecting Books with Custom-Fitted Boxes Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Boxes provide books with structural support and protection from dust, dirt, light, and mechanical damage.
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Storage Enclosures for Books and Artifacts on Paper Source: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Protective enclosures made of chemically stable materials provide both physical support and chemical protection for books and artifacts on paper. Materials from which enclosures are constructed should meet preservation standards since poor-quality materials can cause irreparable damage.
Care, Handling and Storage of Motion Picture Film Source: Library of Congress Motion picture film can be made of various materials and by different processes and both material and process inform storage, handling, and duplication recommendations.
Zoo, Circus and Marine Animals Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Housing environments for the species or strains of animals maintained should take into account their physical and behavioral needs in order to provide for their health and well-being. Many of the resources are concerned with lab animals, as well as animals in agricultural settings.
Conserve-O-Gram 4/12 Ring Supports for Pottery and Round-Based Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) Whether for storage or exhibit, the support should properly support the base of the object, help alleviate stresses caused by instability, and prevent damage from vibration or movement.
Conserve-O-Gram 8/3 Preservation of Low-Fired Ceramic Objects Source: National Park Service (NPS) To better protect low-fired ceramic objects, museum staff should understand the materials and techniques used to create them. Some of the damage that can occur to low-fired ceramics is a result of their construction. Prevent major accidents by following established guidelines for proper […]
Conserve-O-Gram 11/2 Storage Concerns for Geological Collections Source: National Park Service (NPS) Geological collections can be damaged by various environmental factors. However, even if collection storage areas are not ideal, good storage systems can help to prevent damage from light, relative humidity, biological attack, and pollutants.
Conserve-O-Gram 11/04 Storage Containers and Labels for Fluid-Preserved Collections Source: National Park Service (NPS) Information for choosing containers, closures, tags, and labels for fluid-preserved speciment collections.
Conserve-O-Gram 11/6 Labeling Natural History Specimens Source: National Park Service (NPS) Most natural history specimens that your institution acquires will already have been accessioned, cataloged, and labeled. However, you will probably discover unlabeled specimens in your collection. Scientists and curators label specimens in various ways. It depends on the type of specimen and how it’s […]