CCAHA logoCollections management and preservation must be considered in all institutional decisions, from building maintenance to security to staffing. Only when the infrastructure of collections care and management is in place and is constantly and consistently supported, can an institution safely design and install exhibitions, plan public programming, and provide researcher access.

The public entrusts cultural institutions with the task of properly caring for collection materials, and the institution has an ethical obligation to do this to the best of its ability.

CCAHA’s Preservation Resources provide information on a range of preservation topics from assessing priorities, to preparing collections for moving, to emergency preparedness.  This short fact sheet is targeted to staff in collecting institutions or others who are involved in collections care activities.

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