Preventive conservation and risks

Many resources are available that discuss caring for heritage objects and collections and assist conservation professionals and those responsible for collections care. These resources range from general care to detailed procedures and guidance and are based on the principles of preventive conservation and risk management.


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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.

Agents of deterioration

Understand the 10 primary threats to heritage objects and how to detect, block, report, and treat the damage they cause.

Risk management for heritage collections

Discover risk management and risk-based decision making for museum, gallery, archive and historic house collections.

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