Preventive conservation

Learn more about the general care of heritage collections, including how to prevent, control and deal with temperature and relative humidity, mould, safe shipment, and packaging.

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Preventive conservation guidelines for collections

This resource provides advice on the care of specific types of collections as well as basic care guidelines for all collections, based on the 10 agents of deterioration.

Environmental guidelines for museums

A general introduction for all museum professionals to the current approach to controlling ambient relative humidity and temperature in museums.

Mould outbreak – an immediate response

A general course of action to deal with a mould infestation in a heritage collection.

Six steps to safe shipment

Resource to assist in the safe shipping of heritage objects.

Corner pads for double case packages

Resource to assist in the safe packing of heritage objects for transport.

RE-ORG – collection storage reorganization

Resources and tools to help heritage institutions regain access to collections in storage.

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