Caring for Your Own Treasures
Many of us have antiques or family heirlooms that we treasure. Caring for and preserving these objects is complicated. The following resources provide a starting point for caring for your own historical artifacts.
Suppliers of Archival Storage Materials:
Archival Methods, www.archivalmethods.com
Gaylord Brothers, www.gaylord.com
Light Impressions, www.lightimpressionsdirect.com
University Products, www.universityproducts.com
American Institute of Conservation – Guidelines for Choosing a Conservator www.culturalheritage.org/about-conservation/find-a-conservator/hiring-a-conservation-professional
Jane S. and Richard W. Long, Caring for Your Family Treasures: A Concise Guide to Caring for Your Cherished Belongings. New York: Heritage Preservation, 2000.
Robert F. McGiffin. Furniture Care and Conservation. Nashville, Tennessee: AASLH Press, 1992.
James M. Reilly. Care and Identification of 19th Century Photographic Prints. Rochester, New York: Eastman Kodak, 1986.
Robert A. Weinstein and Larry Booth. Collection, Use and Care of Historical Photographs. Nashville, Tennessee: AASLH Press, 1977.
Don Williams and Louisa Jaggar, Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prized Possessions. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.
For more information and resources, For assistance feel to contact Laura Furman, Curator of Collections at 815-397-9112, ext. 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.