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Exhibit Conservation

The Alliance has compiled this set of exhibit conservation resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Green Exhibit Checklist: Incorporating Sustainability into Exhibit Development

The Alliance provides a handout from its 2013 annual meeting, which provides exhibit guidelines to 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.

Other Resources

Exhibition Conservation Standards & Guidelines

This wiki tool and technical resource from the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) has content created by the various AIC Specialty Groups, Networks and Committees. The guidelines focus on practical techniques that protect museum collections while on display and provides a framework for including conservation in the exhibit development and production process to ensure a preservation-responsible approach to design.

Matting and Framing for Art and Artifacts on Paper

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) provides advice for matting and framing for art and artifacts on paper during display. (PDF, 4 pages)

Protecting Paper and Book Collections During Exhibition

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

Safe Plastics And Fabrics For Exhibit And Storage

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



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