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Resources: Preservation Documents, (pdfs)

Appraiser Information

Archives Materials Links

Bibles, Declarations of Independence,       Newspapers, and Signed Book

Care of Nitrate and Acetate Film

Caring for Ceramics and Glass

Caring for Copper Alloys

Caring for Firearms

Caring for Frames

Caring for Furniture

Caring for Glass and Ceramics

Caring for Iron Alloys

Caring for Outdoor Sculpture

Caring for Photographs

Caring for Silver

Caring for a Wedding Dress

Caring for Your Christening Dress

Choosing a Vacuum

Cleaning Organic Materials

Cleaning Paper Based Objects

Cleaning Photographic Materials

Conservation and Lighting

Conservation Suppliers List

Conservators Choose Adhesives

Digital Imaging Project Documentation

Digitization Links

Documenting Your Family Heirlooms

Dry Cleaning Historic Textiles

Dusting and Vacuuming

Emergency Planning Guide

Environmental Monitoring Equipment

Exhibits Handbook

Folding Textiles

Glossary of Terms

Handling Guidelines

Heritage Health Index

Housings for Objects

Identifying the Real Thing

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management Checklist

Lighting Recommendations for Collections

Making a Four Flap Enclosure

Materials Guidelines

Matting and Framing

Mechanical Reproduction or Artist Original ?

More on Foxing

Newspaper Clippings

Notes on Treating Tools

Paper Framing

Paper Mattes and Frames

Pinhole Corrosion in Sprinkle Systems

Polyester Film Book Supports

Polymers Glossary

Preservation Pointers

Recommended Environmental Conditions

Repair of Ceramics by Conservator

Ring Supports for Round Based Objects

Rolling Textiles

Safe Plastics and Fabrics

Sample Production Record Form

Scanning Tip Sheet

Slant Boards for Quilts

Sound Media Recovery

Time Capsules and Preservation

What is a Conservator ?

When you come to the Ford Center

Why Not Try to Fix it Yourself ?


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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