Webinar Subject Archives: Care of ___________

The Care of Leather and Fur

A recording of this hour-long webinar, dedicated to the basic care of leather and fur objects, is now available with an accompanying and comprehensive list of resources.

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Why do Old Books Smell and Other Adventures with Odors in Collections

Tara Kennedy, Preservation Field Services Librarian at Yale University Library, hosted a lively discussion focused on odors in collections. Lead by Kennedy, members of the Online Community explored the chemical properties of certain scents, gained a better understanding of what odors may signal deterioration, and discussed the safest methods to rid collections of odors.   […]

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Care of Plastics

More and more, the collections in our institutions are featuring elements of plastic.  Varying and temperamental, this material requires special care and storage. Christine Frohnert, Conservator of Contemporary Art, Modern Materials and Media,  and Odile Madden, Research Scientist, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution were featured speakers in the live chat webinar event “Care of Plastics”. […]

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Care of Dolls

Does your institution’s collection include dolls? Click to view the recording of the December 2011 Live Chat event on caring for dolls of many different mediums and eras.

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Flag Rolling and Storage

Anne Ennes, Textile Conservator, Museum Conservation Services at the National Park Service, Harpers Ferry Center recently joined us for a live Question and Answer session about flag rolling and storage.

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Care and Preservation of Historic Motorized Vehicles

Mary Fahey, Chief Conservator at the Henry Ford Museum, and Derek Moore, The Fred and Kay Crawford Curator of Transportation History at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio recently joined us for a live Question and Answer session about the care and preservation of historic motorized vehicles.

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