Cyclical Maintenance and Housekeeping

Sample Documents

American Alliance of Museums

AAM provides Tier 3 museum members with sample cyclical maintenance/housekeeping policies.

Cleaning Practices

Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Historical Society offers guidelines on cleaning practices for storage and display areas, floors, shelves, and collections items (PDF, 5 pages).

Museum Housekeeping

National Park Service

The National Park Service’s (NPS) Museum Handbook (PDF) has a 27-page chapter on museum housekeeping. It offers guidelines for developing a housekeeping plan and includes sample forms and a bibliography.

Cleaning Books and Shelves

Northeast Document Conservation Center

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) provides a technical leaflet with procedures for cleaning books and shelves. It includes a list of supplies.

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