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Native American Items

bandolier bag
Native American (or ethnographic) objects can be made of many different materials
including leather, bone, glass beads, textiles, wood, metals, stone, etc. They are very complex and often very reactive to their environment. Owners should be careful when handling these materials as many historic objects of this nature have been treated with harmful pesticides in the past. Wear gloves when handling these items and wash your hands frequently.

These objects are cared for by objects conservators.

More Resources (pdf)
Cleaning Organic Materials


If you have any questions, ask a conservator.


Preservation Principles

Types of Material

Types of Objects
   Books / Bibles / Scrapbooks
   Works of Art
   Textiles / Clothing / Uniforms
   Tools / Mechanical / Instruments
   Dishes / Glassware / Silverware

   Native American Items
   Natural History Specimens

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