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

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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

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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

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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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Saving the Twentieth Century: The Conservation of Modern Materials

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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.

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The Care of Historical Musical Instruments

$63.00

Author: 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.

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Preventive Conservation in Museums: Video Handbook

$35.00

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.

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Tech Bulletin #16 Care and Preservation of Firearms

$18.00

Author: 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.

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