Steal This Handbook


Author: the Southeastern Registrars Committee. This 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.

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Tech Bulletin #14 Working with Polyethylene Foam and Fluted Plastic Sheet


Author: 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.

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Fabric of an Exhibition: An Interdisciplinary Approach - Preprints


Author: 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.

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Tech Bulletin #21 Coatings for Display and Storage in Museums


Author: David Grattan. 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.

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Pest Management in Museums, Archives, and Historic Houses


Author: David Pinniger. This 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.

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Mount-making for Museum Objects


by Robert Barclay, Andre Bergeron and Carole Dignard This book 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.

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UV Detector


This detector contains UV Detecting Beads inside of a clear plastic bottle. When the detector is shielded from UV radiation, the beads are white. When exposed to UV radiation (between 360 and 300 nm in wavelength), the beads turn purple. This detector can change color thousands of times.

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Basic Condition Reporting: A Handbook 1998, third edition


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.

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