As part of the British Museum’s collections skills training, this film looks at the de-installation of a touring textiles exhibition and the conservation and collections care involved in putting the textiles and transportation crates back into storage.
The Association of British Transport & Engineering Museums (ABTEM) have updated the ‘Guidelines for the Care of Larger & Working Historic Objects’ for 2018. The guidelines have been produced to provide practical conservation advice to those owning and operating industrial and transport collections.
This policy is designed to create a uniform region-wide approach to the preparation and deposition of archaeological archives. The document has been developed in partnership with museums throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region, local government archaeological officers, English Heritage, the University of York and a number of field archaeological units.
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.
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.
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.
You will find this helpful if you are considering different ways to open up your own museum stores. This resource focuses on what’s working for places like Leeds Discovery Centre, Jersey Heritage and other collections stores around the UK and pulls out some useful example and tips.