Guides & Fact Sheets

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, a growing number of organizations in the fields served by CCAHA have begun developing new programs and resources. CCAHA and our partners at DHPSNY have worked together to compile these COVID-19 resources in a single place for your reference at the link below.

View COVID-19 resources for cultural institutions.


All resources below are available as a download at the bottom of each page.

A quick comparison chart of lower-cost environmental dataloggers.

The following definitions in this resource have been compiled from CCAHA Disaster Recovery bulletins: Salvaging Books, Salvaging Art on Paper, and Salvaging Photographs.

A glossary of general preservation terminology.

During renovation, considerable change in material properties can occur to collection objects. Damage can be caused by improper handling during moving, inadequate safety precautions and housings in temporary storage, or premature introduction into the new storage areas.

An infographic of the ideal process for collections preservation and conservation.
An illustrated guide to book terminology, in two parts.
A worksheet introducing the Incident Command System.
A worksheet of ISO standards for housing photographs.