How to conserve collections of different specific types.
Preventive conservation guidelines for collections
The Canadian Conservation Institute has made available a number of documents for free download with guidelines for various types of collections.
This resource provides integrated advice and explanations on the care of specific types of collections as well as basic care guidelines for all collections. Its approach is based on the 10 agents of deterioration, highlighting levels of sensitivity to various risks and different levels of controls.
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Caring for specific types of collections
- Caring for archaeological collections
- Caring for audio, video and data recording media
- Caring for basketry and plant materials
- Caring for ceramic and glass objects
- Caring for feathers, quills, horn and other keratinous materials
- Caring for leather, skin and fur
- Caring for metal objects
- Caring for natural history collections
- Caring for outdoor objects
- Caring for paintings
- Caring for paper objects
- Caring for photographic materials
- Caring for plastics and rubbers
- Caring for sacred and culturally sensitive objects
- Caring for textiles and costumes
The Canadian Conservation Institute is an organization of the Government of Canada that develops studies and research on preventive conservation targeting the different types of materials. It provides various information that systematically updates on preventive conservation.
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