Conservation Center

Preservation Resources

Conservation Resources

These free collections care documents and resources can help families, cultural heritage institutions, and private collectors preserve their artifacts for generations to come.

The conservators at the Ford Conservation Center have created these resources with partial support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). These views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the IMLS.

If you or someone you know find yourself needing the opinion or work of an expert, please feel free to contact us at the Gerald Ford Conservation Center.

Digital Conservation Resources

Appraiser InformationFord Conservation Center
Blanket SupportsFord Conservation Center
Books, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Books, DustingFord Conservation Center
Common CAP RecommendationsFord Conservation Center
Conservation SuppliersFord Conservation Center
Copper Alloy, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Cradleboard SupportsFord Conservation Center
Crayon Enlargements, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Developing a Disaster Preparedness Emergency Response PlanAmerican Alliance of Museums
Disaster Response and Recovery GuidesAmerican Institute of Conservation
Documents, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Emergency and Disaster PreparednessMountain-Plains Museums Association
Emergency PreparednessNebraska Museums Association
Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and PaperNortheast Document Conservation Center
Emergency Salvage of Wet Books and RecordsNortheast Document Conservation Center
Emergency Salvage of Wet PhotographsNortheast Document Conservation Center
Emergency Treatment For Water-Soaked Furniture And Wooden ObjectsNational Park Service
Environmental ConditionsFord Conservation Center
Fine Art ShippersFord Conservation Center
Flat Packing for ShippingFord Conservation Center
Flat Textiles, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Four-Flap EnclosuresFord Conservation Center
FramersFord Conservation Center
Frames, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Freeze Drying Wet Books and RecordsNortheast Document Conservation Center
Furniture, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Garments, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Glass and Ceramics, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Historic Firearms, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Housing Native American ArtifactsFord Conservation Center
Integrated Pest ManagementFord Conservation Center
Internal Supports for LeggingsFord Conservation Center
Iron Alloy Objects, Caring forFord Conservation Center
LaminationFord Conservation Center
Materials GuidelinesFord Conservation Center
Matting and FramingFord Conservation Center
Moccasin SupportsFord Conservation Center
Mold RemediationFord Conservation Center
Newspaper, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Object HandlingFord Conservation Center
Organic Materials, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Outdoor Sculpture, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Paintings, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Photographs, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Photomechanical ReproductionsFord Conservation Center
Reducing OdorsFord Conservation Center
Salvage Procedures for Wet ItemsMinnesota Historical Society
Silver, Caring forFord Conservation Center
Support Trays and Arrow StorageFord Conservation Center
Time CapsulesFord Conservation Center
What to Do When Collections Get WetLibrary of Congress

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