The definitive collections care resource for the entire National Park Service system, the Museum Handbook, Part I: Museum Collections focuses on standards and procedures of preventive care for museum collections that are applicable to all collecting institutions.

Chapters provide meticulous details about preservation and conservation of a wide array of object types; emergency planning; handling and shipping objects; integrated pest management; security and fire protection; storage buildings, equipment, and techniques; and staff health and safety.

Chapters in the Museum Handbook, Part I (and revision dates) include:

Ch. 1: NPS Museums and Collections 2006

Ch. 2: Scope of Museum Collections 2003

Ch. 3: Preservation: Getting Started 2012

Ch. 4: Museum Collections Environment 1999

Ch. 5: Biological Infestations 1998

Ch. 6: Handling, Packing, and Shipping 1999

Ch. 7: Museum Collection Storage 2012

Ch. 8: Conservation Treatment 2012

Ch. 9: Security and Fire Protection 2002

Ch. 10a-b: Emergency Planning 2000

Ch. 10c-f: Emergency Planning 2001

Ch. 11: Curatorial Health and Safety 2003

Ch. 12: Programming, Funding, and Staffing 1998

Ch. 13: Museum Housekeeping 1998