B-6 Know how to access any object in your Federal museum collections [access for accountability, physical access, access to associated information, history of access and use]
Federal museum collections are heritage assets intended for preservation in perpetuity to maintain their heritage values - aesthetic, historic, or scientific information that is often unique and irreplaceable.
While stable storage supplies and spaces support preventive conservation, monitoring is required to identify problems and the potential need for interventive treatments.
These links provide resources to help keep your collections in good condition.
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
General Conservation Topics
"Caring For Your Treasures"
Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online
Federal Material Management
National Institute of Conservation
National Handbook of Conservation Practices
National Park Service (NPS)
Museum Collections Environment
United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Resources, Inventories, and Agency Guidance
Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections.
Fire Protection and Security (Department of the Interior)
Fire Protection and Security (National Park Service)
National Fire Protection Association Code for the Protection of Cultural Resources Properties - Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship
National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code