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Exhibits can be preservation-responsible. The key to ensuring good care of objects while they are on display is incorporating conservation and preservation techniques into the design from the very beginning.

This Technical Leaflet outlines how to approach exhibit design with object preservation in mind.

Nancy Jean Davis outlines what each member of the exhibit team is responsible for and the role each plays in preserving objects.

From defining conservation criteria to the maintenance of objects during the exhibit’s tenure, Davis details what type of display cases to use and how to build these in this thorough overview of preservation-minded exhibit design.

Technical Leaflet #215 (2001)

For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 6, Exhibit Planning.