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Online Resources

Equipment and Book Loans

MACC has data loggers and UV light meters to loan free of charge to your institution. We can assist you in using and interpreting the data from your readings.

MACC has books on preservation issues that are available for loan. Our library covers topics from museum cultural and legal policy issues to proper techniques of artifact preservation and conservation.

Technical Leaflets

Information on these topics and more is available by contacting MACC.

  • What is Preservation Planning?
  • Low-Cost, Practical Steps to Improve Collection Care
  • Guidelines for Handling Works of Art
  • Guidelines for Maintenance of Outdoor Bronze Sculpture
  • Using Rhoplex Dots for Display
  • Recommended Relative Humidity Levels for Collections
  • Monitoring Temperature and Relative Humidity
  • Protection from Light Damage
  • Recommended Light Levels Light Levels for Graphics
  • Disaster Planning
  • An Introduction to Fire Detection, Alarm, and Automatic Fire Sprinklers
  • Managing a Mold Invasion
  • Inspecting Artifacts for Insect Infestation
  • What is Integrated Pest Management?
  • Exhibit Materials Supplier List
  • Building a Better Case
  • Storage Furniture, A: Brief Overview of Current Options
  • Barriers and Sealants for Wood Products
  • Selection of Suitable Quality Storage Enclosures for Books and Artifacts on Paper
  • Zeolite Molecular Traps and Their Use in Preventative Conservation
  • Hinging for Works on Paper
  • Archival Photo Corners
  • Storage Solutions for Oversized Paper Artifacts
  • Protecting Books with Custom Fitted Boxes
  • Polyester Film Book Jacket
  • Storage Enclosures for Photographic Materials
  • Framing Techniques
  • Anti-Theft Security Hangers for Framed Works
  • Preservation of Magnetic Media
  • Caring for Your Paintings
  • Storage and Display Guidelines for Paintings
  • Handling Textiles
  • Instructions for Storing Textiles in Flat Storage
  • Instructions for Rolling Textiles
  • Hanging a Flat Textile with Velcro
  • Deciding Whether a Costume should be Hung or Stored in a Box
  • Packing a Costume for Box Storage
  • Padded Hangers
  • Care and Conservation of Jewelry
  • Jewelry Cleaning Guidelines
  • Securing Small Artifacts in Storage
  • Care and Conservation of Ethnographic Objects
  • Care of Plant Materials
  • Storage Supports for Basket Collections
  • Care of Wood and Birch Bark
  • Care of Totem Poles Displayed Outside
  • Care of Totem Poles Displayed Indoors
  • Care of Canoes, Kayaks and Umiaks
  • Care of Bone, Antler, Ivory, and Teeth
  • Care of Ivory, Bone, Horn, and Antler
  • Care of Quills, Horn, Hair, Feathers, Claws, and Baleen
  • Care of Quillwork
  • Storage of Feathered Headdresses and Soft-Sided Hats and Caps
  • Care of Objects Decorated with Glass Beads
  • Care of Shell
  • Care of Stone
  • Care of Ceramics and Glass
  • Care of Plastics and Modern Materials
  • Care of Objects Made from Rubber and Plastic
  • Care of Leather
  • Storage of Metals
  • Care and Conservation of Stained Glass
  • Preparing Historic Motorized Vehicles for Storage or Exhibit
  • Conservation of Furniture
  • Cleaning Wood Furniture
  • Furniture Care and Handling
  • Display and Storage of Museum Objects Containing Cellulose Nitrate
  • Labeling Artifacts: Object Numbering Procedures
  • Using Non-Original Materials in Displays
  • Caring for Your Treasures: Books to Help You
  • General Information on Insuring Museum Collections
  • Digitization of Collections
  • Example Collections Policy

Conservation Supply Resources

Contact MACC to get information on many preservation resources such as:

  • Disaster Recovery Supplies
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Storage and Exhibits Supplier List
  • Sources for Artifact Labeling Materials
  • Suppliers of Storage Enclosures for Family Collections