C-3 Know cyclical maintenance and conservation needs of objects or groups of objects in your Federal museum collections

For many Federal museum collections, providing stable, climate-controlled housing ensures that

the collections remain stable. For other collections, however, a stable environment is not

enough. Professional conservators may advise a more active approach requiring cyclical

maintenance, periodic examinations or other treatments to extend the life of especially fragile


Northeast Document Conservation Center

Assessing Preservation Needs

United States Department of the Interior (DOI)

Museum Property Handbook - (411 DM, Volume I)

"Housekeeping: Preventive Conservation"

Northern States Conservation Center

Collections Caretaker

Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC)

WAAC Annual Meeting: Presentation Summaries