Preservation how-to for every medium.
Cultural heritage professionalsmuseum curators, museum professionals, archivists, and librarians use their specialized knowledge to prioritize the needs of their collections. Preservation managers and collections care specialists draw from experts in climate control, fire safety, pest management, and more in assessing a collection and its needs. And all the special materials within the collections have their experts too.
This revised second edition contains a wide range of topic-specific expertise that comprises both an enduring text for preservation and collections care students, as well as an essential one-stop reference for cultural heritage professionalsparticularly those in small- to medium sized organizations where resources are limited and professional help, is not always accessible.
Chapter coverage includes:
PART I: FUNDAMENTALS
Chapter 1: Mapping the Preservation Landscape for the Twenty-first Century
Chapter 2: Preservation Principles
Chapter 3: Managing Preservation: Policy, Assessment, Planning
Chapter 4: Security and Disaster Planning
PART II: COLLECTIONS
Chapter 5: Artifacts and Information
Chapter 6: The Environment
Chapter 7: Creating Preservation-friendly Objects
PART III: MEDIA AND MATERIAL
Chapter 8: Putting it all together - environment and storage quick reference guides
Chapter 9: Paper Objects and Books
Chapter 10: Photographic Materials
Chapter 11: Digital Prints (A. Carver-Kubik)
Chapter 12: Sound Materials
Chapter 13: Moving Image Materials
Chapter 14: Digital Storage Media and Files
Chapter 15: Textiles
Chapter 16: Paintings
In addition to updated and expanded existing content, a new chapter on digital prints has been added to the Media and Material. Also new is
This comprehensive handbook is an invaluable reference.