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Hazards in Collections

Hazardous Materials in Museum Collections

Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material shares an article that explains types of hazardous materials, where to look for hazards and safety procedures for handling hazardous materials (PDF, 26 pages).

Art Hazard News

Chicago Artists Resource

Chicago Artists Resource provides articles from Art Hazard News about numerous collections hazards, general safety tips, and health resources.

Biocides in Museum Collections

International Council of Museums

International Council of Museums compiles resources on biocides in museum collections which includes papers on pesticide mitigation, objects contaminated with pesticides and a bibliography on biocides in museums.

Arsenic Spot Tests for Detection in Taxidermied Collections

Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education

Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education shares a tip sheet on how to conduct arsenic spot tests.

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