Care of Collections

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Simon J. Knell
Psychology Press, 1994 - Architecture - 282 pages
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This volume provides a practical guide to all aspects of collections care including conservation practice, the monitoring of control of light, relative humidity and atmospheric pollution, biological infestation and disaster planning.Confronting contemporary issues in museum practice, this collection provides a practical guide to all aspects of collections care.Contributors cover a wide range of issues including:-  conservation practice- the monitoring and control of light-  relative humidity and atmospheric pollution-  packing, handling and transportation of collections-  storage and access to collections-  biological infestation-  disaster planning.Including material and sources that have, up until now, not easily been available, students of museum studies and proffessionals within the industry now have this invaluable aid to their work.
 

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I've found this book to be extremely useful while writing policies and procedures for my institution. There are sections for ethics, conservation, preservation materials and emergency preparedness. Read full review

Contents

the context of collections care
1
The ethics of conservation
11
The Ravished Image reviewed
21
Solvent abuse
30
The role of the scholarcurator in conservation
47
a framework for collections condition surveys
60
Preventive conservation
83
Silica gel and related RH buffering materials conditioning
93
effects on cultural and historic materials
135
Museum collections storage
155
Heres what to consider in selecting highdensity storage
176
Curators closet
197
results of test
212
the use of chemicals and associated
234
Experiencing loss
240
Emergency treatment of materials
262

Conservation in the computer age
101
Light and environmental measurement and control
117
Protecting museums from threat of fire
276
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