conservation

This book is and excellent resource for institutions and collectors, who handle art. Put out by the Smithsonian Institue, the leader in art preservation, it lists how to protect art objects, in terms of: climate control handling, lighting, and general care

AIC Caring For Your Treasures

Recommended Books
(environmental concerns/steps for preservation)

Caring for Architecture

Caring for Your Books

Caring For Your Ceramics & Glass Objects

Caring for Furniture

Caring For Your Metal Objects

Caring for Your Paintings

Caring for Your Photographic Materials

Caring for Your Documents and Works of Art on Paper

Caring for Home Videotape

Caring for Your Textiles

Matting and Framing Works of Art on Paper

The Preservation Self-Assessment Program (PSAP)
A free online tool that helps collection managers prioritize efforts to improve conditions of collections

Indoor Air Quality 
A web site containing information for those interested in the deterioration processes in cultural heritage objects caused by the indoor environment, especially air pollutants

UK National Archives

Conservation blog

Collection Care
Advice and guidance

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists

Contract Registrars and Conservators

CoOL - Resources for Conservation Professionals

Managing Pests in Your Collections 
From the Chicora Foundation, a leader in offering a wide range of preservation services, including on-site consultations, workshops and seminars, and telephone consultations

NEDCC Preservation Leaflets
Information on a wide variety of preservation topics and links to additional resources

AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature  a comprehensive database of more than 100,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage

Strategies for the proper storage, care, and handling of photographic images
Scrapbook.com

Conservation/Preservation Information for the General Public    
From CoOL, a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries

Collection Care by Type   
A vast array of articles are available on the World Wide Web about collection carefrom the Northern States Conservation Center

Treatments & Projects
The Minnesota Historical Society's Conservation Outreach Program

All kinds of insect information    
The Ohio State University's entomology dept and search directory

Wolrd Heritage Centre Manuals 

Chewing Gum- Stain Removal on Carpet and Upholstery

The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, Slides, and Motion Pictures    
Download the entire book for free!

CCAHA's Preservation Resources

Managing a Mold Invasion: Guidelines for Disaster Response 

Mold & Cultural Heritage Collections

Winterizing Historic Buildings

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

Care of objects and collections

PreservArt from the Centre de Conservation du Quebec 
An interactive database on products and equipment used in preventive conservation

The E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory Repair and Enclosure Treatment Manual

The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies 
Offers continuing education to meet the training needs of individuals who work to preserve historic landscapes and cultural, historic, and artistic properties.

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