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Related Science and other Preservation Topic Links

Related Science

The Macrogalleria - a fun, informative site providing explanations of polymers

The Chem Tutor Periodic Chart

Natural Color System

Plastics Historical Society

Household Products Database by the U.S. National Library of Medicine is a terrific resource for consumers to educate themselves on the hazards of consumer products.

Preservation Topics

National Park Service Conserve O Grams (PDF documents)

Library of Congress information on Preservation Photocopying

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
          Temperature, Relative Humidity, Light, and Air Quality: Basic Guidelines for Preservation
          Protection From Light Damage
          Protecting Books With Custom-Fitted Boxes
          Storage Methods and Handling Practices

Library of Congress - Care, Handling and Storage of Audio Visual Materials (page includes Maintaining Playback Equipment and Cleaning Audio Visual Materials)

National Preservation Institute

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) is a multi-discipli=nary organization compsed of individuals who are interested in development and preservation of natural history collections.


Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

International Time Capsule Society


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