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.”
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Explore preventive conservation, collection care
Information on the changing philosophies regarding appropriate museum environments
|Exhibition Standards & Guidelines
Best practices and guidelines for creating preservation-sound exhibitions
|Mounts & Mountmaking|
Creative mountmaking solutions from the International Mountmakers Forum
|Choosing Materials for Storage, Exhibition & Transport
The materials we use with collections matter in their long-term preservation.
|Emergency Preparedness & Response|
Reduce risk, be prepared, know how to respond when emergencies happen
References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections. 1994. Guidelines for the care of natural history collections. Collection Forum, 10:32-40.