Spectrum standards are linked directly to the Accreditation Standard. Labelling and marking is a part of the Acquisition procedure, which is a Spectrum Primary Procedure.
In this short video (4:42) from SHARE Museums East, a conservator demonstrates the techniques for marking objects within your collection using the non-chemical starch paste method. This method is suitable for objects made from wood, metal, glass, glazed ceramics and plastics, and also some hard, porous objects.
- Suitability of the method for your item
- The equipment and materials you should use
- The technique you should use
- Application of the starch paste method
- Key points and further sources of advice
Conservator: Juliane Oveden
Editor: Alex Dawson
License: CC BY NC SA
For similar videos on collections care, visit the SHARE Museums East Website.