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  • Conservation and Preservation

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Conservation and Preservation

Assessing Preservation Needs: A Self-Survey Guide

Basic Building Maintenaince: How To Sustain Historic Buildings, powerpoint presentation on common problems with historic buildings. Includes handy maintenaince scedules and more.

Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network, is the Web's most complete bibliographic resource for the conservation, preservation and restoration of cultural property.

Choosing UV-filtering Window Films

Collections Conservation: Selected Bibliography

A Consumer Guide fo the Recovery of Water Damaged Traditional and Digital Prints

Consumer Guide to Traditional and Digital Print Stability

Labelling and Marking Museum Objects

Library and Archives Preservation: Selected Bibliography

Preservation 101 online course

Book Conservation Methods

Paper Conservation Methods

Photographic Conservation Methods

NPS Conserve O Grams, available for download online.

Numbering Museum Collections

Preservation of Museum Collections

Groups that can help:

American Institute for Conservation

Australian Network for Information on Cellulose Acetate, which is found in many photographic negatives and sound recordings.

Barry Bauman Conservation - Offering complimentary art conservation.

CAMEO - Conservation and Arts Materials
Encyclopedia Online

Center for Art Materials Analysis, Inc., offers expert chemical analysis of historic and cultural objects to the conservator

Chicago Conservation Center - offering conservation and custom, museum quality framing for works of art.

Conservation Online – Resources for Conservation Professionals

Heritage Preservation

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, preservation services division.

National Park Service

National Preservation Institute

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)

Preservation Trades, Inc., improving and rebuilding historic structures as established by The Secretary of the Interior

Preserving My Heritage, information on preserving family heirlooms

Check out the IAM Lending Library for titles available to members on this topic.

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Last Updated: 9/17/11