Conserve-O-Grams are short, focused leaflets about caring for and conserving museum objects issued by the National Park Service. The series was introduced in 1993 to offer information about the most up-to-date museum standards and best practices. New topics are added as needed and out-of-date issues are periodically revised or deleted.
Conserve-O-Grams benefit both experienced and inexperienced museum curators and others responsible for the care and use of museum collections. The Conserve-O-grams relate to the conservation and preservation of objects such as fine arts, furniture, ceramics, glass, leatherwork, books and papers, and new techniques, materials or technologies involved in conservation.
Authors can submit their Conserve-O-Gram proposals to the National Park Service for peer edits and approval. The NPS has issued Guidelines for Conserve-O-Gram Authors to aid in the process.
A list of the most current Conserve-O-Grams can be found here.