International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Preserve, Protect, and Defend: A…

Preserve, Protect, and Defend: A Practical Guide to the Care of Collections

Books (and edited volumes)
Barbara Appelbaum
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.
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