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A broad, collection-wide preventive conservation strategy can benefit hundreds or even thousands of objects. The activities involved in preventive conservation are not always the most glamorous tasks, but they are vital for ensuring the long-term survival of collection materials. Many of these activities are interrelated.

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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