Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Conservation Storage Boxes

Libraries and archives make use of protective enclosures to safeguard their collections. We are not different from any other library or archive. Through the years the Preservation Services has custom created several different types of storage boxes for a large array of items in our collections.

Going from a simple phase box:


To an artistic designed clamshell box, integrating conservation principles, design, shape and the item format. 


Size and format is not a barrier to our creativity:


These archival storage are supposed to work as a barrier against acidic materials and to add extra support against further damage. Before buying your archival storage, carefully do research on their components. Make sure they meet conservation standards for the specific materials you will store. This will reinforce the durability and protection of your collection.


For more information on how to do your own conservation boxes, check our tutorials, in three different languages, at:

http://library.uncg.edu/preserve