All resources below are available as a download at the bottom of each page. To cite resources from our database, please use the following format:

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


A worksheet of paper-based collections handling essentials.
A worksheet of photocopying guidelines.
A glossary of photograph conservation terminology.
A worksheet of pollutants commonly found in collections, with tips for monitoring and mitigating damage.

Created in partnership with Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia, the Preservation Glossary defines useful preservation terminology and includes three chapters, outlined below:

A worksheet on the preservation planning process.
A worksheet on preventive care.
A worksheet and technical guide to material selection.