Guides & Fact Sheets

Resources available as a download at the bottom of each page


Light is a common cause of irreversible damage to collections. Cumulative over time, visible and ultraviolet (UV) light can cause not only fading, but weakening, discoloration, yellowing and embrittlement of paper, textile, leather, and adhesives.

A worksheet on mold detection and mitigation.

Choosing appropriate materials and methods for matting and framing paper artifacts has a lasting and significant effect on the condition of the artifact. Properly made mats can protect and aesthetically enhance an artifact for many years.

An infographic on mold and cultural collections.
A recorded webinar about mold in collections.
The National Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness.

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A glossary of paper conservation terminology.