- Want to know which protective enclosures to choose for your collection?
- Bewildered by the options and don’t know how to decide?
In Blog CC #3 we introduced you to ‘The six layers of enclosure’.
If so, you have all the information you need to look into costs more closely. It may be that you find there are cheaper alternatives to what you first thought necessary. Also, it doesn’t have to be done all at once – baby steps are fine! Continue reading
A protective enclosure is the innermost layer of protection surrounding an item (see the 6 layers of protection diagram in blog #3). When well made, of stable archival materials, and designed to properly fit the item, a protective enclosure helps to protect against many of the “agents of deterioration” (see blog #4). Continue reading
First – know your enemy! Then Avoid, Block, Detect, Respond, Treat.
As we know from Coronavirus, our enemies are not always easy to see! But the fantastic people at the Canadian Conservation Institute have done a major piece of work helping us to understand what they might be. They have come up with a list of 10 “agents of deterioration” that threaten heritage objects. Taking time to think systematically about the risks these agents pose allows us to determine how best to minimise damage. Continue reading