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.

Speakers: Samantha Forsko, Preservation Specialist, CCAHA; Jennifer Ortiz, Museum Services Manager, Utah Division of Arts & Museums

Collection Managers, Curators, Registrars, Conservators, Archivists and Librarians often have to make difficult decisions rega

A recorded webinar about advocating for collections care.

This technical bulletin offers guidelines for the long-term preservation of photographic collections. One of the first steps to achieving this goal is to re-house collection materials in enclosures and containers that meet the proper criteria.

Paper is especially sensitive to environmental fluctuations in temperature and humidity, airborne pollutants, particulate matter, pests, and mold. Preservation housing and framing of paper art and artifacts protects against these threats.

A glossary of conservation treatment priority categories.
A worksheet to help identify sources of acids commonly found in collections storage areas.

In order to face conservation challenges for collection care, winter seasons offer a great opportunity for planning preservation programs and put in place large-scale renovation projects.