Tips and Tricks 2017: Week 12

Week 12/2017: Temperature Rationale: Temperatures that are too low or too high can damage artifacts adversely based on the material of the artifact, often accelerating deterioration. It is important to keep artifacts out of basements and attics where the biggest...

Tips and Trick 2017: Week 11

Week 11/2017: Preventive Conservation Rationale: Heritage Institution can really only slow the process of deterioration. Preventive conservation is controlling temperature, humidity, light, security, mishandling, and other potentially damaging agents. To review the...

Tips and Tricks 2017: Week 8

Week 8/2017: Isolate any items that are suspected of containing insects or mold. Rationale: If items are thought to contain insects or mold it is imperative to separated into a different room before contamination can occur. Suspect items can then be treat...

SPECTRUM being reviewed

SPECTRUM is the world-wide best practice standard for managing collections, and it owned and managed by Collections Trust based in London. More than 20,000 museums use SPECTRUM for their museum operations, and after many years it is now undergoing a review leading to...

Copyright Amendment Bill 2015

A major set of recommended changes to the Copyright Act were published on 27 July 2015, with a short 30 days for public comments. This is called the Copyright Amendment Bill 2015 and this is potentially of considerable importance to the heritage sector. You can...
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