Hello,With my small community history museum's redesign project, we have replaced some photographs and need to remove the older photos from their frames to store them in archival sleeves in flat dry storage cabinet. If that is not the best way to do this, please let me know.We also have a Chautauqua Industrial Desk with torn paper on roller and want to use best tape product to repair the tears.What is your advice for this? Thank you.
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CCI Notes are a goldmine of good information. It's one of my information bibles.
Elizabeth,Depending on how big or small the photographs are, you can store them in a box or container of some sort. What we do at CPAM, typically:1. I will figure out what type of box they go into 8x10 or bigger I typically put into a quarter-sized or half-sized document box, like this. If there is a lot of loose room, I suggest using spacer-support bars like this. If I have many small photos, I will put them into a small clamshell box, like this, or a photobox with a lid, like this. 2. I then put photographs into L sleeves, here, or self-locking 'folders', and here. The names tend to be different on each website but they're the same item. I prefer these to actual photo sleeves (which are only open at 2 opposite ends) because I find removing photographs to be easier, especially with more delicate items. 3. I will then store the photos in the boxes. For the larger boxes, I will put multiple (or individual, depending on your preferred arrangement) in an archival folder (you have many options, I typically use a legal sized folder) and arrange by appropriate theme. For the small boxes, I just put the photos in their sleeves in the box and use dividers to organize them, like this. I typically get my products from1. https://www.conservationresources.com/2. https://www.gaylord.com/Hope this helps!Luke
Elizabeth and all,A reminder that the moderated discussion list that is part of Connecting to Collections Care (a program of the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation and funded by IMLS) is a great place to ask questions about the care of any kind of collections. The rotating set of moderators are members of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC), and if they don't know the answer to your question, they have an entire organization of conservation specialists they can call on for advice. In addition to the discussion list, Connecting to Collections Care offers webinars (almost all without cost) and courses, both of which have searchable archives, and a resource library specifically geared to smaller institutions with limited resources for collections care.Hope this is useful information for many on this list
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