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    • Disasters
      The management of risk starts with becoming more aware of what you need to protect, and activate a plan. Regular reviews of your strategy helps ensure things do not get neglected or overlooked when environmental conditions change.
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    • Display
      Displaying heritage collections is one of the many enjoyable and creative aspects of collecting and preserving heritage material. The many aspects of display design mean that the options for exhibiting collections are virtually limitless. The main issues to think about when considering your options are:
      • object security
      • the use of materials that will not harm the collection
      • buffering the environment through the use of microclimates, such as display cases
      • preventing damage and theft by visitors through signage, vigilance and the use of display cases
      • providing physical support to objects so they do not sag, tear or suffer more serious damage
      • reducing lighting to safe levels
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    • Environments
      http://conservationanswers.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Environment_Temp.jpg Temperature and relative humidity can affect heritage collections in a number of ways, and the two are closely related. During summer it is common to hear people commenting about the weather saying, “it’s not the temperature so much, it’s the humidity,” meaning that we don’t mind being hot, but high humidity can makes us feel pretty uncomfortable. In a funny way this is true for heritage collections too. Humidity has a more direct influence on the stability and preservation of collections than temperature alone.
      Extremes of relative humidity (RH) and heat can adversely affect the condition of objects, particularly those made of organic materials. Many materials, however, will stabilise in a particular climate even if conditions are extreme. Once stabilised to the climate these materials will not necessarily be adversely affected by the constant extreme conditions. If the climate changes, or objects are moved to a different climate, problems can arise. Changes in relative humidity and heat – particularly rapid changes – are potentially far more damaging to most materials than stable extremes.
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    • Handling
      Movement of museum objects greatly increases the risk of damage. Rough handling can cause more damage to material than any other hazard. Heartbreak can be avoided by handling your collection as little as possible. Because object movement poses risk, develop an attitude of care as well as the manual skills required to handle objects safely before undertaking a flurry of activity.
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    • Lighting
      Light, in the form of sunlight or artificial lamps, can damage many of the items that are frequently found in heritage collections. It is also important to realise that damage caused by light and UV radiation is cumulative. Yet, of course, we need good lighting in museums for staff and visitor safety, and so we can view the collection itself. When caring for collections we need to take measures, such as monitoring and controlling light levels, to minimise this damage.
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    • Pests
      Museums, galleries and libraries, just like most other places occupied by people with a ready supply of nutrients, can be pretty popular breeding places for a range of pests that can seriously damage heritage collections. It is important to be vigilant and to be able to recognise the signs of sometimes very subtle pest activity. Do you know how to control and eliminate an infestation without placing your collection, staff and visitors at risk?
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    • Storage
      Good storage is as important as good display to keep a heritage collection looking its best. Most museums have a larger collection than can be on display at any one time, so many items will spend most of their life in storage. For this reason, it is worth spending some time, effort and money, where available, in getting storage areas up to scratch. Out of sight should not be out of mind!
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