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Caring for Collections

There is a lot of information available to individuals who wish to learn how to care for their own antiques and heirlooms. Feel free to contact the Museum staff, if you have questions, Below is a list of websites and books that contain information about almost any class of item you may run across. Just click on the link and enjoy!

Online Publications

National Park Service Conserv O Grams

Canadian Conservation Institute


  • Long, Jane S., et. al. Caring for Your Family Treasures: Heritage Preservation. NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2000.
  • United States National Committee to Save America’s Cultural Collections, Schultz, Arthur W. and Block, Huntington T. Caring for Your Collections. NY: Abrams, 1992.  

Conservation Laboratories in the Upper Great Plains:

Midwest Arts Conservation Center, Minneapolis

Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center, Omaha