Salvaging damaged collections
Queensland is prone to humid and stormy weather. Cyclones and floods are becoming increasingly common in the summer months. Have your precious items suffered damage in a flood or a storm? Have your treasures been attacked by mould or pests?
Help is at hand! Our conservation experts have gathered together the most effective methods to ensure the long term preservation of your precious family objects: books, diaries, pictures and photographs.
Recovery of water damaged collections
Helpful tips for the initial salvage of collections affected by water. It is important to attend to the damage as quickly as possible to prevent permanent damage and mould growth. Recovery of water damaged collections [PDF 159 KB]
Steps to salvage water damaged paper, book, photographic and audiovisual collections. It is important to attend to the damage as quickly as possible to prevent permanent damage and mould growth. Salvaging water damaged collections [PDF 226 KB]
Moulds can be dangerous to people as well as collections. This guide will help you prevent mould and treat mould affected collections. Dealing with mould [PDF 220 KB]
Freezing is an effective alternative to chemical methods for insect eradication in certain types of material particularly paper based collections. It can also be used to buy time when treating water damaged and mould affected material. It provides valuable time to seek assistance from a conservator. Freezing water damaged and insect infested collections [PDF 169 KB]
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