Saving the Twentieth Century: The Conservation of Modern Materials

$70.00

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.

Now Available as a Free PDF
Paper copies not available.

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Preserving Textiles: A Guide for the Nonspecialist

$18.00

Author: 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

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Tech Bulletin #22 The Stability of Photocopied and Laser-printed Documents and Images: General Guidelines

$12.00

Author: 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.

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Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel

$12.95

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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Tech Bulletin #19 Security Hardware and Security System Planning for Museums

$18.00

Author: 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.

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Tech Bulletin #18 Fire Prevention Programs for Museums

$18.00

Author: 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.

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Paper copies not available.

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Tech Bulletin #25 Disaster Recovery of Modern Information Carriers

$18.00

Author: 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.

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