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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Basic requirements of preventive conservation

Practical preventive conservation advice for museum and gallery staff on the basic requirements in three key areas: building features, portable fittings and procedures.

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

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

Safe shipment

Online resource to assist in safe shipping of heritage objects.

Corner pads for packages

Online resource to assist in safe packing of heritage objects for transport.

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