These businesses are commercial providers of archival products such as for example acid free photo albums and archival boxes for storing your papers.
People often seek suggestions about simple tips to take care of cherished personal items, passed down through your family, that they aspire to pass on in good shape to your generation that is next. This LibGuide provides some practical and simple how to look after your personal records.
One choice is to donate them to a suitable archival repository, to make certain their long-term preservation also to make them offered to the wider community. The State Library always welcomes the chance to appraise records that are original the archival collections, when they relate to South Australians or South Australia, are of state significance and also enduring research value.
The Coordinator Archival Collection Development can discuss donating under also the Cultural Gifts Program.
General care of your collections
- Acid-free containers
- Polypropylene sleeves
- Acid-free paper, tissues and cloth
- Soft pencils approved for writing captions on back of photos
- Sticky glue and tape
- Writing with a ballpoint pen
- Mounting items with glue onto masonite or cardboard
- Sticking post-it notes onto actual items because they may leave a sticky residue
- Old style plastic sleeves, that may cause documents and photographs to fade and discolour rapidly. They might also make removal of your item difficult, because of internal adhesion.
- Sunlight or light that is bright directly onto items
- Boxes on the floor (keep them over the floor on clean shelving)
- Extremes and rapid fluctuations of humidity and temperature
- Dust and pests (insects and vermin).
- Keeping archival records in old sheds, or under leaky roofing, or in damp, dusty or dirty areas, or without fire protection. Continue reading “Artlab Australia provides a team of qualified conservators who specialise in preservation and conservation services for works of art and items that are historic.”