reCollections is an online resource all about caring for collection materials.
Supporting distributed cultural collections by connecting conservators and custodians
reCollections: Caring for Distributed Collections is designed to help people care for their objects and their collections. Written by conservators, it provides a sound guide for the care and management of cultural items and collections. A wide range of materials are covered, as well as the common causes of deterioration and appropriate storage, handling and display techniques. Information provided includes:
- common deterioration processes
- light and ultraviolet radiation
- humidity and temperature
- biological pests
- dust and pollutants
- storage and display
With the support of the Department of Communications and the Arts, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) and the Helen McPherson Smith Trust, the Grimwade Centre has updated and republished the reCollections guide to the care and management of cultural collections principally for non-conservators working with cultural collections.