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 Saving your treasures

Toys

Toys have played an integral part in society. Toys and dolls are among the most complex objects to care for in a museum or personal collection. Toys have been made from a variety of materials such as wood, textiles, cardboard, plastic, metal, glass and ceramics.

Preserve Metal Toys Still in Use:

  • Metal corrodes with moisture.
  • Bring inside when raining.
  • Clean periodically.
  • Coat with paste wax.

Plastic Toys          Army Men

Dolls, toys, games, and other play things are cared for by objects conservators.

More Resources (pdf)
Caring for Iron Alloys


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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