This video, from the South West Museums Development Programme, covers how to examine objects for pests and to record your findings.
Here you can find further resources to help with the Spectrum procedure Condition checking and technical assessment. For the procedure itself follow this link.
This e-learning tool will help you learn about commonly encountered health hazards found in some museum collections.
This resource is a valuable tool for managing collections. This guide offers a systematic approach to reviewing the condition of items a collection, as well as a consistent framework, and a set of terms for making useful reports.
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.
These resources are examples of condition reports from Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service. You could use these, alongside the condition reporting crib sheet, as templates for your own museum condition report.
This syllabus provides a framework for designing a practical course in the care of museum collections. It describes the activities which form the basis of curatorial knowledge and expertise in collections care and encourages a pragmatic approach. It can be used by anyone designing collections care courses for entry level learners.
This resource outlines a step-by-step approach to collections condition reporting.