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Conservation Treatment

Conserving Historical Foodstuffs in Museums

American Alliance of Museums

Museum magazine focuses on the conservation of foodstuffs and how to tell a compelling story about history through preserving and exhibiting food.

Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston maintains Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online (CAMEO), a searchable encyclopedia with chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on more than 10,000 historic and contemporary materials used in the conservation, preservation, and production of artistic, architectural, and archaeological materials.

Conservation Treatment

National Park Service

The National Park Service’s (NPS) Museum Handbook (PDF) has a chapter on conservation treatment. The 24-page document discusses types of treatment, factors to consider when choosing treatment, and documentation. It includes a sample examination report, treatment proposal, and treatment report.

Conservation Treatment for Works of Art and Unbound Artifacts on Paper

Northeast Document Conservation Center

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) offers a leaflet explaining conservation treatment options for works of art and unbound paper.

Conservation Treatment for Bound Materials of Value

Northeast Document Conservation Center

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) offers a leaflet explaining conservation treatment options for bound materials of value.

Painting Conservation Glossary of Terms

Smithsonian Center for Materials Research & Education

The Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education has a glossary of terms used in painting conservation.

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