CCAHA logoTaking time to prepare a historic structure and the collections within it for the winter season requires careful planning and continued monitoring of the building facilities and condition throughout the season.

Whether an institution has a temporary seasonal closure in the winter or remains open, properly winterizing the building will help to safeguard collections, save money, and potentially avert disaster.

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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