Exhibit Conservation

Green Exhibit Checklist: Incorporating Sustainability into Exhibit Development

American Alliance of Museums

The Alliance provides a handout from its 2013 annual meeting, which provides exhibit guidelines that help museums set goals and understand what constitutes a green exhibit. The handouts provide tools and indicators for assessing the sustainability of a project using financial, environmental and social impacts.

Exhibits & Storage Materials Handbook

Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society shares its Exhibits and Storage Materials Handbook (PDF). It is intended as a frequently consulted reference for those with responsibilities for the storage, exhibit, and handling of museum, library, and archival collections.

Safe Plastics And Fabrics For Exhibit And Storage

National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) offers a Conserve O Gram that reviews fabrics and plastics that are safe to use with collections on exhibit.

Protecting Paper and Book Collections During Exhibition

Northeast Document Conservation Center

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) provides guidance on light, cases, and mounts and supports for protecting book and paper collections during exhibition.

Matting and Framing for Art and Artifacts on Paper

Northeast Document Conservation Center

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) provides advice for matting and framing for art and artifacts on paper during display.

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