Course:3: Processing
Lesson:Lesson 3: Preservation
Topic:Lesson 3 Summary


Lesson 3 Summary

Key points to remember about preservation:

  • The decisions you will make are based on a careful examination of the materials.
  • It's critical that you remove containers and supplies that are unsafe for the storage of historic materials.
  • Different materials require different preservation procedures and materials.

Now that we've covered the handling of your materials, we'll move on to the documentation of your collection in the next lesson--writing descriptions and finding aids.

Before we do that, take a quick quiz designed to test your understanding of the material we've covered in this lesson.

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Click here to access a quick quiz about handling materials.