Objects (Archaeological, Ethnographic, Cultural)


Advice for your object might also be discussed in one of our other "Best Practices" topics, categorized by material type.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
AIC Objects Specialty Group Conservation WIKI a project of the AIC Objects Specialty Group
Some topics in the Objects Specialty Group Conservation WIKI

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
CCI Notes addressing Archaeological and Field Conservation (PDFs are available for each):

CCI Notes on Ethnographic Materials:

CCI Notes about Modern Materials and Industrial Collections:

Heritage Preservation, Save Outdoor Sculpture (SOS)

Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC)
Resources MACC provides consultation and conservation treatments of objects, runs workshops, loans equipment and books, and has a list of available technical leaflets

National Park Service (NPS)

Conserve O Grams:
Ethnographic and Archaeological Objects::

NPS Museum Handbook, Part I - Museum Collections:

Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET), Nebraska's PBS and NPR Stations
Saving Your Treasures: Other Organic and Inorganic Materials

Smithsonian Institution, Museum Conservation Institute (MCI)

Texas A&M University, Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation, Conservation Research Laboratory.
The Laboratory's on-line manual discusses many methodologies for conserving archaeological artifacts recovered from marine environments:
Adhesives and Consolidants