BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Conservation’

  • This bundle of five technical leaflets concentrates on how to care for items with military emphasis. Four of the technical leaflets deal with firearms: classifications, identification, potential hazards, and metals. The last technical leaflet discusses the basic maintenance for textiles as could be found in military uniforms.  The care of artifacts in our collections is […]

  • StEPs Labs are 75- or 90-minute webinars that provide you with valuable information and training from the comfort of your office or home. No travel expenses or extended time away! The webinars are offered in conjunction with AASLH’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations, a self-study program that helps small- and mid-sized history organizations assess […]

  • Just in time for Preservation Week 2015, the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is pleased to announce the newly revised and expanded version of Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections. This free resource provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program. The new edition […]

  • Have you heard about Sustaining Places? It’s an online encyclopedia of resources for small museums and historical organizations! As a collaborative project of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware and the Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places, this website collects and shares examples of good ideas and best practices for small historical organizations. On this site, you can find example forms […]

  • Growing public interest in environmental sustainability is a gift to historic sites and museums. It is an invitation to use our knowledge, collections, and sites to discuss how human practices and interactions with the environment in past were – and were not – environmentally sustainable. Being green still has a great deal to do with […]

  • There’s been a lot of talk in the last few years about whether museums should consider breaking the “Rembrandt Rule,” the unwritten dictum that states every object in a museum must be treated equally, like a precious Rembrandt. Much of the discussion has been positive and probably has won a few converts, but is flexible […]

  • From 1986 until his death in 2009, Brian O’Neill served as General Superintendent of Golden Gate National Parks. His work with the Park Service emphasized the importance of sharing responsibility for our natural heritage and empowering the next generation of environmental stewards. O’Neill’s twenty-one partnership success factors offer concrete rules for establishing and maintaining fruitful […]

  • De la publicación: Todas las instituciones culturales, la mayoría de las oficinas, y muchas casas particulares almacenan colecciones de libros. Muchas de estas colecciones en algún momento sufrirán una catástrofe de agua grande o pequeña. Las emergencias menores, por ejemplo una tubería o techo con goteras, un sótano inundado, son las más comunes y se […]

  • De la publicación: Las colecciones fotográficas son susceptibles a los daños producidos por todo tipo de catástrofes, como inundaciones, incendios, huracanes y tornados. En la mayoría de estos casos, así como en emergencias de menor envergadura, los daños producidos por el agua son los más extensos, ya se deban a pérdidas o roturas en las […]

  • From the publication: Every cultural institution, most offices, and many private homes house collections of books.Many of these collections will experience a water catastrophe, large or small, at some time. Small emergencies—a leaking pipe or roof, or a flooded basement—are the most prevalent and easily contained.Whether the emergency is large or small, however, a quick […]