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Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Library: Preservation and Conservation

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Conservation and Preservation Resources

Caring for American Indian Objects

American Indian cultural objects, like most objects, deteriorate over time. Precious and irreplaceable pieces of a people's heritage can turn to dust, either slowly or rapidly, depending upon their composition and the ways in which they are stored and handled. Caring for American Indian Objects: A Practical and Cultural Guide offers invaluable information and advice to anyone who wants to preserve these objects. Twenty-one contributors, fourteen of whom are American Indians, discuss general aspects of museum care, explain techniques for particular materials, and address important cultural considerations. This practical guide, with over 100 color and black-and-white photos, offers Indian and non-Indian caregivers, conservators, and collectors helpful information on standard museum practice to aid them in making decisions to slow deterioration. "An excellent and valuable book that will be useful to students, conservators, and tribal museum staff. It will make a great textbook as well as reference book." -- Dr. Andrew Gulliford, Director, Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College

Caring for Your Family Treasures

A guide to the conservation of family antiques, including books and documents, clocks and watches, silverware, jewellery, musical instruments, military mementos, dolls, teddy bears and toy soldiers. The book also considers security and insurance issues and has cleaning and storage advice.

The Care of Prints and Drawings

The book is meant to be useful...to anyone responsible for providing good care and a safe environment for prints and drawings." Ms. Ellis's clear, straightforward prose includes step-by-step instructions for many procedures. Strikingly appropriate black-and-white photos and diagrams illustrate the text, and three appendices carry additional specialized information.  (Goodreads)

Photographs: Archival Care and Management

Photographs Archival Care and Management is chock full of essential information,theoretical insights, useful advice, and creative solutions--a must for all keepers and users of photographs, as well as anyone interested in the power of the photograph and the archive. ( J.M.Schwartz, Professor of History of Photography,Queens University, Kingston,Canada)

The Care and Feeding of Baskets

The Care and Feeding of Baskets deals with the conservation of basketry; stabilizing the condition and slowing or preventing its deterioration. This book is for the non specialist with treatment procedures that can be carried out at home or in a museum lacking a full-fledged conservation laboratory. The material in this book can be applied to any kind of basketry if treatment precautions are followed. (from the book)