Creating and improving stores

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Stores are an essential part of most museums. As your items will be left in these stores for extended periods of time, you need to think carefully about how you design or improve your stores to best care for your collections. This resource outlines store requirements and safety and security considerations.

Part of: Storing

Preservation of records: Preservation policy

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In this leaflet, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland outlines common standards for the preservation of records and discuss their preservation policy which covers the acquisition and selection of records, record storage, the public display of records in exhibitions, and conservation.

Caring for photographic collections in museums

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This advice sheet aims to give a basic introduction to the care and preservation of photographic collections held in museums. It discusses the need to provide the correct environmental conditions and protective storage enclosures and to ensure safe handling and display.

Specifying library and archive storage

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This booklet focuses on furniture and equipment for storing physical library and archive collections. The principles apply whether improving or refurbishing existing storage facilities or building new storage facilities, whether you are considering off-site storage, shared storage or outsourced storage. The guidance is relevant to both small and large organisations.

Part of: Storing