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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
   Identify
   Protect
   Display
   Store
   Manage
   Preserve

Types of Material
   Ceramics
   Glass
   Metals
   Wood
   Textiles
   Paper
   Paintings
   Other

Types of Objects
   Books / Bibles / Scrapbooks
   Photographs
   Works of Art
   Newspaper
   Furniture
   Firearms
   Textiles / Clothing / Uniforms
   Toys
   Tools / Mechanical / Instruments
   Dishes / Glassware / Silverware
   Jewelry

   Native American Items
   Natural History Specimens

More Resources
   Preservation Documents  (pdfs)
   Glossary of Terms
   See what we've done

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