Preventive Care

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Preventive Care is defined as “actions taken to minimize or slow the rate of deterioration and to prevent damage to collections; includes activities such as risk assessment, development and implementation of guidelines for continuing use and care, appropriate environmental conditions for storage and exhibition, and proper procedures for handling, packing, transport, and use. These responsibilities may be shared by collection managers, conservators, subject specialists, curators and other institutional administrators.”[1]

The content areas in this section cover:

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Collection Care

Explore preventive conservation, collection care
and the agents of deterioration

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Environmental Guidelines

Information on the changing philosophies regarding appropriate museum environments

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Exhibition Standards & Guidelines

Best practices and guidelines for creating preservation-sound exhibitions

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Mounts & Mountmaking

Creative mountmaking solutions from the International Mountmakers Forum

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Choosing Materials for Storage, Exhibition & Transport

The materials we use with collections matter in their long-term preservation.
Learn why and where to find good options

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Emergency Preparedness & Response

Reduce risk, be prepared, know how to respond when emergencies happen

References

  1. Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections. 1994. Guidelines for the care of natural history collections. Collection Forum, 10:32-40.