Collections Care Manual, 2017

This free online resource created by the Western Australian Museum, updated in 2017 includes links to clear instructional videos on various ‘classic’ topics such as object handling, mould, integrated pest management and recommended temperature/relative humidity. Also included in the online manual is a downloadable copy of the book Conservation and Care of Collections edited by Ian Godfrey & David Gilroy.

We note that modern practices of climate control and preventative conservation in museum environments have been moving towards more sustainable models in recent times. For recent updates in this field we have posted some news on the Australasian Registrar Committee Twitter feed @ARC_aunz Or please consult your friendly conservator, registrar or collection manager on the topic! Links on our website under Conservation Resources or Registrar Networks.

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