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Display Care and Cleaning of Baskets

Resources and guidelines on how to clean, display and care for treasured items in your basketry collection. Remove molds, deal with water damage, clean, find tips for storage, preventing pest damage and how to decide if you need the help of a professional conservator.

How To Display Clean And Care For Your Basket Collection
Keeping your basketry collection in the best possible condition and preserving its value for generations to come is possible by following these steps.

Basic Guidelines for Caring for Special Collections
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) offers tips on how to care for treasures in your collections including basketry.

Basket Care And Maintenance
Guidelines for displaying, handling, moving, packing, storing and caring for the antique baskets in your collection.

Basket Conservation at Arizona State Museum
The museum received a $400,000 grant last year from the federally funded Save America's Treasures program to catalogue its American Indian basketry and archaeological fiber objects and build a new storage facility. The museum's collection, the largest of its kind in the world, will move to a new storage vault in the summer of 2014.

Baskets Old and New
Basket restoration and conservation services are offered from this practitioner in Olympia, Washington as well as Chilkat weaving restoration and new traditional style baskets. Member of The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association.

Care of Baleen Baskets
The Alaska Museum offers a Wise Guide that describes the process of caring for baleen baskets and the conservation and preservation of other Alaskan baskets and artifacts.

Caring For Your Basketry Collection
Basic guidelines for the care of special objects, including basketry, from The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

Caring for your Cahuilla Baskets
The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum offers suggestions on how to store, display and care for your basket collection.

Caring For Natural History Collections
Guidelines for care of natural history collections, including basketry collections, from the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections.

Displaying Native American Indian Baskets
Suggestions for how to display your antique Native American Indian baskets will be of value to anyone with a basket collection new or old.

Ellen Carrlee Conservation
Weblog of an objects conservator specializing in ethnographic and archaeological material, living and working in Juneau, Alaska.

How To Deal with Mold on Baskets
Peter Corey, Curator of Collections, Sheldon Jackson Museum describes how to remove molds and mildew from baskets.

Guidelines for Choosing a Conservator
Helpful tips on what to look for when seeking the assistance of a professional conservator when you want to preserve your collection of baskets.

Lineco Document Cleaning Pad
Pads contain super soft grit free powder which absorbs and cleans surface dirt. Pad is lightly twisted over the item to be cleaned producing a thin layer of white powder, then gently rubbed over the area causing dust and dirt to be absorbed by the layer of powder. After cleaning, residue is simply brushed away.

Tips For Water Damaged Valuables
General hints about what to do if water damages your collections of valuables.

The Conservation of Artifacts Made from Plant Materials
by Mary-Lou E. Florian, Dale Paul Kronkright, Ruth E. Norton

Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2013: America's Bestselling Antiques Annual
by Terry Kovel, Ralph Kovel

Care and Repair of Everyday Treasures by Judith Miller

Care and Repair of Everyday Treasures
by Judith Miller

Conservation Concerns
by Konstanze Bachmann

 

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