Packing and moving library and archive collections

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There are a number of reasons for moving collections. The most usual are relocation to different premises, the renovation of the fabric of the building, the installation of security systems, preparation for exhibition or rearrangement of the collection itself. The whole collection, or a part of a collection, may be moved within the building, within […]

Handling and packing fact sheet

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Many artefacts appear to be more solid and robust than they are. A great deal of damage can be caused by inappropriate handling and moving. A little forward planning will vastly reduce the risk of damage to an object. Museum objects can also be damaged by insufficient or inappropriate packing materials. Damage can be physical, […]

Glossary of conservation materials

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Handling, packing and moving museum objects is integral to the effective management of collections, and also areas in which damage often occurs. Archival quality tissue, card and board Acid free tissue and paper is used for wrapping, interleaving and buffering and is supplied in sheets and roles. It is available in different weights. Paper can be […]

Packing museum objects

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This How To Guide, published by Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service in partnership with the Collections Trust, is related to the Accreditation Standard 2.6 Care and Conservation Plan, ‘The museum must have plans to help deliver improvements to collections care and conservation in line with the collections care and conservation policy.’ This guide provides an […]