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2023 Mental Health Tips for Heritage Professionals

2023 Mental Health Tips for Heritage Professionals

Is your job in heritage wearing you down? Are you starting to wonder whether you should be switching fields? Read this interesting take on mental health and happiness for coping mechanisms and exercises for museum professionals.

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Where to study art conservation - The ultimate guide

Where to study art conservation - The ultimate guide

One of the questions I see most often from students interested in conservation is how do I become a conservator? There are several paths to art conservation, but one of the most common and generally accepted for jobs is the higher education degree. Here is a comprehensive list of the master level programs in conservation around the world.

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How to use Excel pivot tables for collections care

How to use Excel pivot tables for collections care

If you are not yet familiar with Excel pivot tables, you are seriously missing out on some amazing capabilities to make your life easier.

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Caring for Books: Using Plastic Sleeves for Home Collections

Caring for Books: Using Plastic Sleeves for Home Collections

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.

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Checking traps with phone microscope adapter

Checking traps with phone microscope adapter

You want to check your insect traps, but you don't have a nice microscope. Guess what you can do with a phone these days!

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Excel for Environmental Monitoring: Modeling Humidity

Excel for Environmental Monitoring: Modeling Humidity

You'd like to know how your spaces behave, but you have no dataloggers or special software or budget. Read this article and find out how to make your own Excel model of the humidity in your spaces.

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Understanding sensor calibration

Understanding sensor calibration

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!

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How to make sticky traps

How to make sticky traps

You want to run your own Integrated Pest Management Programme, but you're short on cash for sticky traps. Make your own!

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A compilation of important heritage conservation charters

A compilation of important heritage conservation charters

A compilation of the various charters, documents and international agreements on conservation of cultural heritage.

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Make an archival box at home

Make an archival box at home

It is an excellent skill to have to be able to make your own bespoke boxes. Here are some instructions with photos so that you can always have your objects stored in the best possible manner.

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