Tuesday, November 16, 2021
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern Time
One of the most basic ways we can care for our museum collections is by making sure that their long-term storage is as safe as it can be for the materials in our care. Vehicles and other wheeled machinery were made to function. Keeping them for the long term in a museum storage or exhibit environment can actually cause further deterioration if the proper steps for preservation aren’t taken.
This webinar will introduce several examples of wheeled functional vehicles and work through the decision-making process of practical solutions for long-term storage, also called “mothballing”. At the end of the webinar, attendees should feel informed and confident in planning a vehicle long-term storage project. Attendees are invited to share examples of specific vehicle long-term storage challenges they face and to share their approach to this problem.
The statements and opinions expressed by panelists, hosts, attendees, or other participants of this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor are endorsed by, the American Alliance of Museums.