Preventive conservation and risk management

Consult the many resources on preventive conservation for heritage objects and collections that are available to assist conservation professionals and those responsible for collections care. These resources range from general advice on best practices to detailed procedures and guidance.


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Preventive conservation

Learn more about the general care of heritage collections, including environmental guidelines, safe shipment and packaging, preventive conservation guidelines for collections and how to deal with a mould outbreak.

Agents of deterioration

Understand the 10 primary threats to heritage objects and how to reduce their impact by using strategies that avoid, block, detect and respond to the agents that can cause damage.

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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