CCAHA logoDuring renovation, considerable damage can occur to collections. Damage can be caused by improper handling during moving, inadequate safety precautions and housings in temporary storage, or premature introduction into the new storage areas.

The steps involved in renovation, moving, temporary storage, and introduction of the collections into renovated spaces must be planned with the greatest care.

There must be consultation and cooperation with all staff throughout the entire process.

This short fact sheet is targeted to staff in collecting institutions or others who are involved in collections care activities.

CCAHA’s Preservation Resources provide information on a range of preservation topics from assessing priorities, to preparing collections for moving, to emergency preparedness.

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