Preservation

Climate & light

Storage

Handling

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Preservation

Prevention is better than cure

Much of the damage inflicted on books and paper documents are a result of inadequate storage and storage conditions and/or inappropriate handling you might not be aware of.

On these pages (click the links in the left column) you will find advice on preservation regarding climate and light, storage and handling. Leaflets on care and conservation can be downloaded here

With preservation -or passive conservation -we try to optimize the conditions in which items are kept and the manners they are handled in order to minimize their deterioration and to avoid or postpone active conservation.

With preservation the 'circumstances' are treated (while with conservation the objects are treated).

These circumstances are:

  • Climate and Light
  • Storage
  • Handling

    To help you minimizing future damage you will find some information and practical “DO’S” and “DO NOT’S”, to optimize your circumstances. Click on the links in the menu to your left.

    Take care of archives books as if you were taking care of a China collection. A sensible approach to your paper based collection combined with good house keeping practices will prolong the life span of your collection. When you are unsure about the preservation state and situation of your collection of certain items, feel free to contact us  

To help you minimizing future damage you will find some information and practical “DO’S” and “DO NOT’S”, to optimize your circumstances. Click on the links in the menu to your left.

Take care of archives books as if you were taking care of a China collection. A sensible approach to your paper based collection combined with good house keeping practices will prolong the life span of your collection. When you are unsure about the preservation state and situation of your collection of certain items, feel free to contact us  

 

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