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Conservation and Preservation Sources

Gaylord's Guide to Collections Care

This booklet provides a basic guide to collections care and will start you on the right path to caring for your items.

Conservation OnLine - CoOL

This webpage will provide detailed information on collections care. Some of the information gets very detailed, but it does provide information on every aspect of preservation for different materials.

Your state archives and museum

These are often overlooked, but excellent sources of information on collections care and can provide you with names of trained conservationist. Many have departments that will travel to your site and give you a hands-on conservation lesson.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

This site will provide you with the names and contact information for conservationists. You can also find information on different types of materials that are in your collection written in plain English.

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