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Caring For Your Personal Collections

Preservation Websites | Preservation Books | Selecting a Conservator

The following resources provide advice on preserving your personal collections of books, photographs, and recordings.

 

PRESERVATION WEBSITES


  • Caring for Your Treasures
  • How to care for your family photographs, documents, textiles, art and more from the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works.

  • Family Treasures
  • Tips on storing, handling, and preserving personal collections from the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate.  Also, includes information on emergency preparedness and response as well as collections care.

  • Caring for Your Family Archives

    Frequently asked questions about family archives answered by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

  • Disaster Resources for the Public
  • Resources to help prepare for and recover from disasters from the Heritage Preservation Emergency National Task Force.

  • Home Film Preservation Guide
  • Simple guidelines for preserving motion picture films with a focus on storage at home from the Association of Moving Image Archivists.

  • Caring for ...
  • How to care for a variety of family treasures including baskets, globes, kayaks, and watches from the Canadian Conservation Institute.

  • Your Old Books
  • A guide to frequently asked questions about rare books and rare book values published by the Rare Book and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

     

PRESERVATION BOOKS


     

      SELECTING A CONSERVATOR


      • How to Choose a Conservator
      • How to select a qualified conservator from the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works.