Salvaging damaged collections

Dealing with mould | Freezing water damaged and insect infested | Recovery of water damaged collections | Salvaging water damaged collections

Dealing with mould

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 water damaged and insect infested collections

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]

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]

Salvaging water damaged collections

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]

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