Thursday, October 11, 2012

Archives Month: Environmental Conditions and Your Family Treasures

One of the most important steps you can take to preserve your family treasures is to make sure they are being stored in a good environment.

The Image Permanence Institute created a website called Stored Alive as an interactive tutorial that lets you see how different environmental conditions will affect your family treasures. The site allows you to explore how temperature and humidity can affect various materials such as metal, fabric, glass, wood, books and photographs by giving you a hypothetical storage space. What will happen to you heirlooms in 50 years? Find out by visiting Stored Alive.

On Oct 31, 2012 from 1 - 3 the Special Collection department is hosting an open house. Please stop by and see what archiving is all about.

Jennifer Taylor, Technical Archivist
Special Collection and Archives

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