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.
Dealing with disaster
Part one: how to recover a flood-damaged collection
Catch your breath and make a plan to salvage your collection in the event of disaster—ensuring personal safety, gathering supplies, setting up a salvage station, and safely removing items from a disaster site.
Part two: how to salvage your water damaged collection
Take the first steps to salvage water damaged collections — washing off mud and other contaminants, drying, and freezing wet collections with a focus on paper based collections.