Basic Cleaning Tools and Techniques for Collections


Elizabeth Holford, Objects Conservator, National Museum of the American Indian, and Lauren Osmond, Assistant Conservator (Term), Canadian Conservation Institute, cover basic surface cleaning techniques for various collection items, including basketry, wood, hide, and textiles. Topics will include the decision process on when to clean, techniques, materials, and tools to use, and where to get them locally and online. This video was filmed at the 2022 ATALM annual conference held in Temecula, California on October 25-27, 2022.