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.”
The content areas in this section cover:
- Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections. 1994. Guidelines for the care of natural history collections. Collection Forum, 10:32-40.