Preserve, Protect, and Defend: A Practical Guide to the Care of Collections
Books (and edited volumes)
It’s a Must-Have Book for Everyone Involved in Collections Care
Preserve, Protect, and Defend is an essential text for museum professionals, consultants, and volunteers across a wide range of responsibilities: curators, registrars, collections managers, archivists, museum administrators, museum educators, conservators, art historians, operations staff, designers, engineers, architects, building contractors, suppliers, security specialists, and pest control experts.
The topics are wide ranging: conservation assessments; practical advice for examining collections and buildings to uncover collection safety issues; routine collection safety practices; preparing for the unexpected, including wind and water penetration, fire and smoke, and infestations; and controlling the museum environment including temperature and relative humidity, light and lighting, and air quality.