cleaning

This keyword refers to resources that demonstrate/discuss cleaning techniques and best practices for cultural materias.

Collections Care in Extreme Conditions

In this presentation, Frances Harrell, Preservation Specialist at the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), discusses alternative ways to care for collections, including choosing high quality enclosures, managing storage and use spaces, and combining environmental monitoring with appliances to manage extreme temperature and humidity. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Prevention and Remediation of Mold Outbreaks

In this presentation, Rebecca Elder, Principal of Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation, explains what mold is and how to prevent outbreaks and react after a mold outbreak occurs. The presentation slides also discuss methodologies to safely remediate mold outbreaks and decide when professional help is needed, including demonstrations of mold removal techniques and samples of remediation materials. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Cleaning Baskets [Tutorial]

In this video, Nicole Grabow, Objects Conservator at the Midwest Art Conservation Center, provides a demonstration of a conservation technique for cleaning baskets. Some of the topics covered include: assessing the conditions of baskets, evaluating if baskets needs cleaning, use of brushes, handling baskets, and the materials needed for cleaning of baskets. This tutorial supplements Grabow’s session “Cleaning and Mending Baskets,” given at the 2016 ATALM annual conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, on September 10-13, 2016.

Archival Conservation Basics

This powerpoint was used by Washington State University Library's Conservator, Linnea Nelson, for her session "Archival Conservation Basics," given at the 2016 Northwest Archivists Annual Conference, held in Seattle on April 28, 2016. Some of the topics covered in this presentation include: how to conduct a collection survey, examples of collection survey forms, mold cleaning, encapsulation, and creating custom boxes for books.

Care and Curation of Basketry

In this video, Nancy Odegaard and Gina Watkinson, both conservators at the Arizona State Museum, discuss museum stewardship techniques for basketry by sharing their experiences working on the "Woven Wonders Basketry Preservation Project," a Save America's Treasures project at the Arizona State Museum. Through a hands-on demonstration, the presenters show how to identify baskets, handle them appropriately, and how to clean and mount them safely. They also provide some best practices on cataloging, photographing, documenting, storing and labeling basket collections. This session was part of the 2015 ATALM annual conference held in Washington, DC on September 9-12, 2015.

Conservation for Cleaning Glass Beadwork

In this video, Nicole Grabow, conservator at the Midwest Art Conservation Center, provides a hands-on course on conservation techniques for cleaning glass beadwork. A brief introduction to conservation ethics, trouble-spotting, and the properties of glass are followed by a cleaning demonstration. This session was part of the 2015 ATALM annual conference held in Washington, DC on September 9-12, 2015.

Care and Curation of Basketry Overview

In this video, Nancy Odegaard, Head of Preservation at the Arizona State Museum, provides an overview of her session, "Care and Curation of Basketry" given at the 2015 ATALM annual conference held in Washington, DC on September 9-12, 2015.

Cleaning Techniques for Basketry [Tutorial]

In this video tutorial, Nancy Odegaard, Head of Preservation at the Arizona State Museum, demonstrates some of the techniques she uses for cleaning basketry surfaces. Using a miniature basket, she illustrates how to clean baskets with a fan brush and a vacuum cleaner. This tutorial supplements her session, "Care and Curation of Basketry" given at the 2015 ATALM annual conference held in Washington, DC on September 9-12, 2015.

What You Need for Cleaning Glass Beads [Tutorial]

In this video tutorial, Nicole Grabow, Objects Conservator at the Midwest Art Conservation Center, reviews tools and materials useful for cleaning beads. She discusses different types of brushes, cleaning solutions, and other tools, such as sponges and swabs. Grabow provides tips on how to photograph materials to document conservation and how to maintain an appropriate workspace. This tutorial supplements Grabow's session, "Conservation for Cleaning Glass Beadwork' given at the 2015 ATALM annual conference held in Washington DC, on September 9-12, 2015.

Conservation for Cleaning Glass Beadwork Overview

In this video, Nicole Grabow, Objects Conservator at the Midwest Art Conservation Center, provides an overview of her session, "Conservation for Cleaning Glass Beadwork" given at the 2015 ATALM annual conference held in Washington D.C., on September 9-12, 2015.