You understand temperature and relative humidity, but you're just not sure what you're supposed to do with that dew point. What does that tell you? Find out here and get an extra explanation of psychrometric charts too!
Dust and dirt can be a real bother on bookshelves. They can lead to spotting and foxing. Here are some instructions with photos and a video so that you can protect your favourite books with a stable plastic sleeve.
You send off your environmental monitoring sensors to be calibrated, then you get them back and store away the certificates. Did you know might be doing this completely wrong? Find out what you're supposed to do with those reports!
Do you remember the Cheers song? "Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name..." If your name was "Conservator" there'd be very few places you could go and "everybody" would not be a lot of people. Read on if you want to know what happens when your job title explains nothing.
What do you do when you just don't know where an object came from? Is it legitimately owned by the person or institution who currently has it? Should such objects be conserved? This brief article presents some thoughts on the debate regarding the value of stolen material culture.
Doll conservation is one of the most interesting topics I have ever researched. Dolls are not just any object. They were once children's toys. These direct emotional relations make them fascinating objects.