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"[Name of Technical Bulletin]." Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA, [year]. "Guides & Fact Sheets,"


 A report on findings from a survey conducted by Emma Ziraldo, CCAHA National Endowment for the Humanities Preventive Conservation Fellow, prepared September 2020.

Light can cause damage to collections. The amount of damage is determined by the intensity and type of light, the time of exposure, and the natural resistance of the object’s components.

A worksheet on mold detection and mitigation.

Choosing appropriate materials and methods for matting and framing has significant and lasting effect on the condition of paper artifacts.

An infographic on mold and cultural collections.
The National Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness.

Conducting oral history interviews of employees at your organization can be a crucial and helpful part of the succession planning process.

A glossary of paper conservation terminology.