Tech Bulletin #11 Dry Methods for Surface Cleaning of Paper

$18.00

Author: Janet Cowan. This 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.

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Tech Bulletin #13 Controlling Vertebrate Pests in Museums

$12.00

Author: 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.

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Tech Bulletin # 15 Solving Museum Insect Problems: Chemical Control

$26.00

Author: 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.

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Tech Bulletin #12 Controlling Museum Fungal Problems

$12.00

Author: Thomas J.K. Strang and John E. Dawson. Provides guidance on identifying a fungal problem, fungal problems in wood outdoors, and controlling fungi.

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Tech Bulletin #26 Mould Prevention and Collection Recovery: Guidelines for Heritage Collections

$35.00

Author: 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.

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Tech Bulletin #23 Guidelines for Humidity and Temperature for Canadian Archives

$26.00

Author: Stefan Michalsk. 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.

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Tech Bulletin #4 The Care of Musical Instruments in Canadian Collections

$12.00

Author: 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 and storage. 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.

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A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections, Third Edition

$47.95

Author: 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.

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Tech Bulletin #28 Guidelines for pH Measurement in Conservation

$21.00

Author: 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.

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Tech Bulletin #29 Combatting Pests of Cultural Property

$35.00

Authors: 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.

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