It’s Preservation Week! EVERYTHING You Need to Know!

 

 

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It’s Preservation Week!
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Hey folks, it’s Preservation Week! Time to take a hard look at what you’ve perhaps put off “preserving” thus far.

First, though, a short quiz:

 

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Question #1:

Do you have “stuff?” (stuff from your family archive or genealogy / your kids’ childhood artwork / your collection of – insert whatever YOU collect here__________)

 

 

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Question #2:

What is it? (old family photos / home movies / comic books / old newspapers / books / heirloom wedding dresses / old toasters / square basketballs / anything else under the sun!)

 

 

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Question #3: 

What needs to be done to archivally preserve it? (gotta find it first(!) / figure out what’s best for it)

 

 

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No time like the present!

 

Question #4:

When are ya gonna get around to it? (ummm…like NOW would be a good time)

 

 

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Preservation Week offers each of us the chance to step back and think “Hey, what’s in my family archive / my art & photograph portfolio / my collection of (fill in the blank) that I REALLY should be archivally preserving?”

Well, no matter what YOUR particular needs are, I’m here to tell ya that Preservation Week is the PERFECT time to consider (or re-consider!) your needs and your goals.

 

 

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I hope you’ll scroll down through the following “Table of Contents” of our insightful, well-illustrated, often humorous blogs (there are over 60 of ’em, so we’re sure they cover just what YOU need). They were all written to point you in the right direction, no matter what memories or collections you’re looking to preserve!

So, if you’re looking for great advice on a particular artifact from your family archive, or you’re just looking for a clear definition as to what the heck “acid-free” actually means (click here to find out!), the blogs listed below are your ticket!

 

 


 

 

American Family Archive Series:

 

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     •  Overall Philosophy

     •  Finding Family Artifacts

     •  Setting Up a Great Work Space

     •  Sorting Through Family History

     •  Dating Photos & Media

     •  8mm Home Movies & Films

     •  Preserving 35mm Slides

     •  Preserving Photo Albums

     •  Postcards / Family History & Archival Care

     •  Preserving Snapshots / Chapter 1

     •  Preserving Wedding Dresses & Heirloom Fabrics

 

 


 

 

How To: 

 

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     •  Matting | Part 1 | Good Mats & Bad Mats

     •  Matting | Part 2 | Choosing Mat Board Colors & Thickness

     •  Matting | Part 3 | Measurements & Cropping

     •  Matting | Part 4 | “Centered” & “Weighted” Mats

     •  Matting | Part 5 | Hinging Your Mat Board

     •  Matting | Part 6 | Precut & Other Custom Mats

 

More How To:

     •  4 Quick Tips to Preserve a Birth Certificate

     •  Preserving / Archivally Storing Old Newspapers

     •  Archivally Preserving Old Books

     •  Water Damage / Saving Wet & Water Damaged Books

 

 


 

 

Archival Basics:

 

 

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     • Horror Story Winners! / Archival Disasters

     • 11 Most Popular Archival Methods Blogs of 2015

     • Light Damage / Protecting Your Collections from Harm

     • Archivally Storing & Preserving Paper Drawings

     • Basic Tips for Storing Family Heirlooms

 

 


 

 

Interesting Stuff & Custom Projects:

 

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     •  Preserving Old Letters in the Digital Age

     •  Preserving Old Recipes / Treasuries of Family Traditions

     •  Packing and Moving a Collection (Yikes!)

     •  Conservators / Pros You Should Know

     •  Historic Signatures / Preserving Signed Artifacts

     •  Museums and Archives / The Day-to-Day Jobs

     •  Prevent Regrets / Holidays & Your Family Archive

 

 


 

 

Presentation Basics:

 

 

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     •  Your Professional Portfolio | Part 1 | Matting Your Artwork

     •  Your Professional Portfolio | Part 2 | Mounting Your Artwork

     •  Your Professional Portfolio | Part 3 | Portfolio Boxes, Cases, Folios

     •  Your Professional Portfolio | Part 4 | Art Carrying Cases & Transport

 

More Presentation Basics:

     •  Presenting Photographs & Prints / Quick Hack

     •  Framing Art for an Elegant and Professional Look

     •  Archival Methods’ Art Carry Case / Protection and Elegance

 

 


 

 

Archival Solutions:

 

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     •  Archival Solution of the Week | Collector Grade 3-Ring Binders

     •  Archival Solution of the Week | Document Storage Kit

     •  Archival Solution of the Week | Gallery 12 Wood Frames

     •  Archival Solution of the Week | Pre-Cut Exhibition Mats

     •  Archival Solution of the Week | Record Storage Boxes

     •  Archival Solution of the Week | 4 x 6 Archive 900 Kit

     •  Archival Solution of the Week | 35mm Slide Storage System

     •  Archival Solution of the Week | 1-1/2-Inch Drop Front Boxes

     •  Archival Solution of the Week | Onyx Fine Portfolio Boxes

     •  Archival Solution of the Week | Custom Mat Cutting

     •  Archival Solution of the Week | Accent CD / DVD Storage Boxes & Kits

     •  Archival Solution of the Week | Newspaper & Magazine Storage Kits

     •  Archival Solution of the Week | Permalife Acid-Free Paper

     •  Archival Solution of the Week | Museum Drop Front Box

 

 


 

 

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For Preservation Week and beyond, look to Archival Methods for ALL your archival needs!

 

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, or would you like more information on any of our museum-quality archival storage and presentation materials, please contact us here at Archival Methods. We’re always there to help with any archiving, storage, or presentation questions you may have.

We would also like to encourage you to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and our large selection of informative and crisply-illustrated (and often humorous) blogs for up-to-the-minute information, Archival Solutions of the Week, and stories of interest, as EVERY week is Preservation Week!