Caring for Collections
Many of the AICCM’s member organisations provide information sheets about caring for different types of cultural collections.
Three useful general references are as follows:
reCollections is a six-volume Australian publication about caring for a wide range of collection materials, prepared by Australian conservators for the Heritage Collections Council. Information about storage, display and handling and a glossary of terms is also included.
The National Park Service (NPS) Conserve-O-Grams and the Canadian Conservation Institute's 'CCI Notes' include information sheets about caring for archaeological items, paper, photographs, textiles, metals, stone, ceramics, natural history specimens, ethnographic collections, paintings, preservation issues, health & safety and disaster response. The NPS is a US government organisation; CCI is part of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Please note that these information sources are general in nature and cannot replace the advice of a conservator familiar with your collection material.
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