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Testing Materials

Books and products we recommend:

Materials Testing KitMaterials Testing Kit Acid fumes are a danger to any collection. This kit provides information and supplies to aid in the testing of construction materials. The Materials Testing Kit includes 24 glass jars, acid detection strips, tweezers, silver coupons, lead coupons, aluminum foil, 1 sheet of preprinted labels and an instruction manual.

Materials Testing Kit $120.00 [Learn More]     
Polished lead 
coupons (24)
$22.15 [Learn More]     
Polished silver
coupons (24)
$24.95 [Learn More]     
Materials Testing Kit Booklet $15.00 [Learn More]     



Museum Materials Sample BookletMuseum Materials sample booklet Ordering archival supplies can be difficult and confusing. This booklet provides sample materials of the most common supplies currently offered and discusses how they are used in museums. Organized by function, the booklet covers rigid materials, padding materials, ties and attachments, barrier materials and "bad" materials.

Museum Materials sample booklet $45.00 [Learn More]   



Working with Polyethylene Foam and Fluted Plastic SheetCCI 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.

Working with Polyethylene Foam & Fluted Plastic $18.00 [Learn More]   



NSCC Museum Materials Training Workshop 

Links to related information on other sites:

Methods to test construction materials, housing materials, etc., before use near museum objects or archival materials

1.15 Development of Passive Monitors
for Museum Air Quality Measurements

Pollutants – The Inside Danger – Microenvironments

Managing the Environment: An Update on Preventive Conservation

1.7 Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds 
from Museum Grade Materials.