Publications and Technical Bulletins
Books we recommend and sell:
David Pinniger, Pest Management in Museums, Archives, and Historic Houses, Archetype Press, 2004 reprint.
This new book is a working guide to help people recognize insect, rodent and bird pests and take practical steps to prevent and control damage to collections. It covers the many recent developments in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the heritage sector.
The book includes new information on trapping and detection of pests and the advantages and disadvantages of physical and chemical control measures. The illustrations have been produced especially for this book and are some of the clearest pictures of museum insects yet published. The chapter on rodent and bird pests completes the comprehensive coverage of any pest problem likely to be encountered. The concerns over the use of pesticides on objects, staff and the environment and the options available are rationally discussed.
Applying the principles of IPM, as described in this book, to museums, archives and historic houses is not only safer, but also more cost-effective than many pest control techniques used by museums in the past.
43 line Illustrations
Price: $ 45.00
Basic Condition Reporting: A Handbook 1998, third edition, revised and expanded, Marie Demeroukas, editor. Be the first on your block to own this great new edition which contains a variety of basic condition reporting forms. Essays are on a wide assortments of objects and material. This spiral bound handbook, 150 pages in length, was written and reviewed by SERA - Southeastern Registrars Association members, registrars and other museum professionals. Packed with valuable resource information, it will serve as a practical guide for anyone who cares for museum collections. This is the new definitive work on condition reporting.
Steal This Handbook is a comprehensive book covering emergency preparedness and response for every conceivable type and scale of disaster on historic and non-historic materials. Written by the Southeastern Registrars Committee of the American Association of Museums, we purchase it before it is bound and have it punched to fit in a three ring binder. Adding dividers, it becomes an instant addition to an institutional emergency response plan. Response professionals can add useful articles to the enormous amount of recovery information already provided in the book.
Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel helps staff prepare for
a disaster and recover after one strikes. It is a nice compliment to the
A.R.K. (above), fitting in its plastic sleeve.
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Before Disaster Strikes: Prevention, Planning, and Recovery - Caring
for Your Personal Collections in the Event of Disaster by Priscilla O-Reilly Lawrence. A pamphlet designed by the Historic New
Orleans Collection for homeowners and collectors to help them prevent damage in the event of a disaster. Includes resource lists and illustrations.
Preserving Textiles: A Guide for the Nonspecialist by Harold Mailand and Dorothy Stites Alig. This recently revised book is the clearest textile care publication available. Gives an overview of how textiles are damaged and what can be done to stop or slow the damage. In-depth information on cleaning, storing and displaying textiles. Excellent color plates. 92 pp.
Preservation Guides by the Historic New Orleans Collection provide clear, in-depth collection care advice. Each guide has illustrative photographs and drawings.
Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) publications are known internationally for their useful, practical advice. Now we carry the most popular titles!
CCI Tech Bulletin #4 The Care of Musical Instruments in Canadian Collections by R.L. Barclay.
Offers guidelines for musical instrument collections from acquisition to cleaning, care and maintenance. Attention is given to complete and thorough documentation and to problems of display
CCI Tech Bulletin #10 Silica Gel by Raymond H. Lafontaine
Provides information on the use of silica gel, how it controls RH, and how it is conditioned for use and maintained. Specific topics dealt with include: the problems of display case leakage, how silica gel fulfills the requirements of a humidity buffering agent, and the maintenance of a silica gel buffered display case.
CCI Tech Bulletin #11 Dry Methods for Surface Cleaning of Paper by Janet Cowan.
practical instruction guide is perfect for use by those responsible for care
and preservation of works on paper. Describes problems caused by dirt
and potential difficulties from the nature and / or condition of paper artifacts.
Discusses cleaning materials and techniques and suggests specific
types of works of art and archival material.
CCI Tech Bulletin #12 Controlling Museum Fungal Problems by Thomas J.K. Strang and John E. Dawson
Provides guidance on identifying a fungal problem, fungal problems in wood outdoors, and controlling fungi.
CCI Tech Bulletin #13 Controlling Vertebrate Pests in Museums by Thomas J.K. Strang and John E. Dawson
Examines the detrimental affect that rodents have on museum collections. Vertebrate animals can soil or destroy artifacts. Prompt identification of the pest and the use of suitable methods to control it are essential. In most cases, non-chemical methods can be used to control vertebrate pests in museums; chemical methods are also discussed.
CCI Tech Bulletin #14 Working with Polyethylene Foam and Fluted Plastic Sheet by Carl Schlichting
Examines several techniques and illustrates a series of basic approaches that have been developed for working with polyethylene foam and fluted plastic. The many detailed illustrations clarify for the reader the fabrication methods described in the text.
CCI Tech Bulletin # 15 Solving Museum Insect Problems: Chemical Control by John E. Dawson and revised by Thomas J.K. Strang
Intended to help museum staff understand commercial pest control operations. It describes chemical methods of controlling insects, and includes information on regulations, modes of action, and application methods necessary for the safe use of insecticides. A detailed guide helps in decision-making about the appropriate chemical method of control.
CCI Tech Bulletin #16 Care and Preservation of Firearms by Philip R. White
Offers guidelines on the care of firearms to curators, conservators, and others. Topics covered include deterioration, examination, handling, conservation, and storage of firearms. A glossary is included as well as a bibliography for further research on the subject.
CCI Tech Bulletin #18 Fire Prevention Programs for Museums by Paul Baril
Will help museums develop and implement effective fire prevention programs. The basic elements of fire prevention programs are discussed, as well as the administration of the program. Numerous examples are provided to help museum staffs prepare documents and procedures.
CCI Tech Bulletin #19 Security Hardware and Security System Planning for Museums by Wayne Kelly
Helps cultural institutions with their preparations against threats of theft and vandalism. Numerous, inexpensive methods of improving security and various types of currently available sensors and computerized alarm systems are illustrated and described. Several kinds of sensors and their placement within a standardized level of protection proposed for each area in a cultural facility are also recommended.
Tech Bulletin #21 Coatings for Display and Storage in Museums by Jean Tetreault
Alert museum staff to the damage that coatings might cause to objects
and provide guidelines for choosing coatings that minimize this risk.
Lists coatings and alternative materials and procedures. Recommendations
are based on classes of coatings and resins, taking into ac-count
the large variety of coatings on the market. Describes tests to
verify coating specifications or monitor the emission of volatile compounds.
Also provides information on substrate surface preparation.
CCI Tech Bulletin #22 The Stability of Photocopied and Laser-printed Documents and Images: General Guidelines by David Grattan
Reviews the technology of photocopiers and laser printers and discusses copy stability and preservation. Includes a test sheet for toner adhesion to paper. Describes permanency standards of paper. Also lists preservation concerns for the care of photocopied documents.
CCI Tech Bulletin #23 Guidelines for Humidity and Temperature for Canadian Archives by Stefan Michalski
This bulletin discusses temperature and humidity recommendations for archives, and explains how and why they have changed. It also provides practical strategies and straightforward advice to help you meet these new guidelines and protect your collections. Although aimed primarily at those in cold-weather climates, the information is applicable to all archives.
CCI Tech Bulletin #25 Disaster Recovery of Modern Information Carriers by Joe Iraci
This bulletin summarizes some procedures for the disaster recovery of modern information carriers such as CDs, magnetic diskettes, and magnetic tapes following immersion in tap water, seawater, and dirty water. Procedures are also given for dealing with media that have hard-to-remove deposits on them or have been exposed to heat, dust/dirt, mould, and shock. These procedures are a compilation of information from the few case histories published, recommendations made by experts in the field, and research performed at the Canadian Conservation Institute. The information in this bulletin represents one piece of a comprehensive disaster plan; for disasters to be handled effectively, other key elements such as those dealing with disaster preparedness also need to be in place.
CCI Tech Bulletin #26 Mould Prevention and Collection Recovery: Guidelines for Heritage Collections by Sherry Guild and Maureen MacDonald
Mould infestation in heritage collections can damage artifacts and may pose a health risk to individuals who work with these collections. This Technical Bulletin presents information on mould morphology, prevention of mould growth, actions to take should mould occur, and health effects relating to mould exposure. It informs the reader how to remove mould growth from artifacts and it describes the appropriate personal protective equipment to wear when working in a mould-contaminated environment or when working with mould-infested artifacts.
CCI Tech Bulletin #28 Guidelines for pH Measurement in Conservation by Season Tse
The pH of an artifact is an important consideration when selecting suitable conservation treatments, storage conditions, and accompanying exhibition materials. Determining pH is therefore a common procedure in the assessment and documentation of museum objects. pH measurement is generally simple and straightforward. However, the constraints imposed by artifacts can complicate the process and produce ambiguous, difficult to interpret, or erroneous results. This Technical Bulletin discusses the principles behind reliable and reproducible pH measurements, points out common pitfalls, and suggests ways to determine the pH of many materials found in museum objects. Descriptions of general measurement procedures are included, along with a comparison of various methods of measuring devices.
CCI Tech Bulletin #29 Combatting Pests of Cultural Property by Tom Strang and Rika Kigawa
Pests can be very destructive to both aesthetic elements and the structural integrity of collections, historic buildings, and objects. Protection against pests requires attention to the collection’s environment, containment, discovery of pests, response to pests, and remediation actions. Reducing loss of value over time is the goal of preventive conservation strategies. Integrated pest management (IPM) practices are part of this process. Having a safe work environment and minimizing adverse effects to objects from chemical exposure is a background concern. Effectiveness of any control procedure or treatment can be measured by reducing the extent and repeated incidence of the problem. Basic pests of collections, and a structured approach to pest reduction activities, are presented. A survey method with remediation activities appropriate to pest infestation findings is given to help start an IPM program for a wide range of collections from outdoor installations to state-of-the art preservation facilities.
Preventive Conservation and the Care of Collections
CCI Mount-making for Museum Objects by Robert Barclay, Andre Bergeron and Carole Dignard provides specific information and useful advice on the mounting of museum objects. Topics covered include reasons for creating mounts, recommended stable materials, tips on choosing materials, the working properties of materials, and methods for measuring artifacts. Objects with custom-made mounts are illustrated with photographs and line drawings. A supplier list and bibliography add to the overall quality of this book.
Preventive Conservation in Museums: Video Handbook compliments the 19-video series on preventive conservation. Each chapter is the script of one of the videos. Subjects include an introduction to preventive conservation, storage, the condition report, relative humidity and temperature, the care of textiles, protecting objects on exhibit, emergency and disaster planning, and closing a seasonal museum.
Framework for the Preservation of Museum Collections Wall Chart outlines various methods that can be used to avoid or control potential deterioration of museum objects. The rows list nine agents of deterioration (direct physical forces: thieves, vandals, displacers; fire; water; pests; contaminants; radiation; incorrect temperature and incorrect relative humidity), while the columns present three different levels at which the agent deterioration can be controlled. The procedures column outlines actions that can be taken. English/Spanish.
Armadura de la gráfica de pared por la conservación de las colecciones en museos. Esboza los métodos para evitar o controlar la deterioración potencial de los objetos. Hace una lista de nueve agentes de deterioración y presenta tres niveles diferentes para controlar los agentes de deterioración. Inglés/Español.
The Care of Historical Musical Instruments by Robert L. Barclay
This book provides thorough and expert guidance on the care of historic musical instrument collections, ethics and the use of instruments, materials, basic conservation treatments, maintenance strategies, and documentation. It was written by seven international specialists in the care and preservation of musical instruments. A bibliography and resources list are also included.
CCI Fabric of an Exhibition: An Interdisciplinary Approach - Preprints by various authors. 26 papers that offer new solutions to problems encountered when exhibiting textiles. Topics range from temporary to long-term displays, exhibition environments, historic houses, traveling exhibits, support and presentation, and expanding professional roles. 206 pp.
Saving the Twentieth Century: The Conservation of Modern Materials edited by David W. Grattan. Focuses on preservation issues related to compact discs, computers, spacesuits, aircraft, plastic dolls, etc. Explains processes of deterioration, the history of technology, and case studies of specific problems. 440 pp.
Metals and Corrosion: A Handbook for the Conservation Professional by Lyndsie Selwyn
This book discusses the chemical and physical characteristics and the corrosion products of nine common metals: aluminum, copper, gold, iron, lead, nickel, silver, tin, and zinc. It answers questions about these metals and their corrosion problems indoors, outdoors, and in archaeological settings, and is intended as a reference for conservators and conservation scientists: a place to refresh their memory, get started reading the literature, or look up alloys, plating combinations, and particular corrosion problems encountered with metals in museums. It will be a ideal tool for all heritage professionals who survey, care for, or treat metals, or who come across metals during the course of their work.
Moving the Mountain: Guide to Moving Collections by Science Museum of Minnesota.
On December 11, 1999 the Science Museum of Minnesota opened the doors to its brand new building. Although the actual move took place during summer and fall 1999, the Science Learning Division's giant task of packing and moving the museum's collections began years earlier. Spearheaded by the Collections Services Department, planning for the collections move began in 1995. Because of the enormity of the task, a small army of volunteers was enlisted to help Collections Services and Conservation staff pack.
Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planning by Gerald George and Cindy Sherrell-Leo.
Economic and cultural issues that no one contemplated facing 50 years ago are critical to the planning process for today's successful museum. This new edition of Starting Right, revised from the first edition by Gerald George and Cindy Sherrell-Leo, still provides sound guidance in a handbook designed to explain the basics of museum planning in an evening's reading but it has been fully revised and updated to address the current issues facing new museums. Here in straightforward language you will find out what a museum is—philosophically and historically—some pros and cons of establishing your museum, up-to-date resource lists, and good basic advice on all aspects of museums from the choice of a building through collections care, registration, exhibitions, conservation, staffing, financial management, and fund raising.
A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections, Third Edition by Marie C. Malaro, Ildiko Pogany DeAngelis
Hailed when it was first published in 1985 as the bible of U.S. collections management, A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums regarding collections. This revised and expanded third edition addresses the many legal developments--including a comprehensive discussion of stolen art and the international movement of cultural property, recent developments in copyright, and the effects of burgeoning electronic uses--that have occurred during the past twenty-five years. An authorative, go-to book for any museum professional, Legal Primer offers detailed explanations of the law, suggestions for preventing legal problems, and numerous case studies of lawsuits involving museumcollections".