Tips and Tricks: Week 25

Week 25: All boxes used to store items should be pH balanced, acid free and lignin free. Rationale: Boxes made to these specification have a better preservation, last longer and so not release harmful chemicals as time progresses. Recommendation: Check the pH balance...

Tips and Tricks: Week 23

Week 23: No water pipes (besides sprinklers) should run along any surface of the storage location. Rationale: The potential for water damage is greater and could possibly lead to dampness, change in environmental conditions, and to mould and mildew growth in the...

Tips and Tricks: Week 22

Week 22: No Wooden Shelving Rationale: Wood products are not recommended due to off gassing. Primarily acids from wood and formaldehyde from adhesives. Oak wood is especially acidic. Recommendation: Steel shelving with suit epoxy coating that do not off gas. Shelving...

Tips and Tricks for Collection Storage

This page is dedicated to providing simple and easy information that will be beneficial to the storage of artefacts, storage locations, archives, libraries and other heritage institutions. A new tip will be posted at the beginning of each week. you are welcome to...

Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight is a mailing produced by ETHER Conservation that will be sent out twice a month. These Product Spotlight mailings will highlight conservation and preservation products that are made available through The ETHER Initiative. These products are supplied...
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