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Caring for American Indian Objects A Practical and Cultural Guide

ISBN-10: 0873515056
ISBN-13: 9780873515054
Edition: 2004
Authors: Sherelyn Ogden
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date: 8/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Sherelyn Ogden is the head of conservation at the Minnesota Historical Society. She is also the author of Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual and Preservation Planning: Guidelines for Writing a Long-Range Preservation Plan.

Foreword: Our Obligation to Our Past
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Cultural Considerations of Preservation
Why Should American Indian Cultural Objects Be Preserved?
Handling Considerations: One Person's Story
The Voice of the Museum: Developing Displays
Display in a Proper and Respectful Way
What About Sacred Objects?
General Preservation Considerations
The Causes of Deterioration and Preventive Care
How Should Cultural Items Be Stored?
Handling Suggestions
Housekeeping
The Issue of Pesticide Contamination
How Should Cultural Items Be Used for Display?
Registration Methods and Everyday Business
Specific Preservation Considerations
Skin and Skin Products
Quills, Horn, Hair, Feathers, Claws, and Baleen
Shell
Bone, Antler, Ivory, and Teeth
Glass Beads
Textiles
Metals and Alloys
Wood and Birch Bark
Ceramics
Stone
Plastics and Modern Materials
Paper
Plant Materials
Audiotapes and Videotapes
Framed Items
Epilogue: The Value of Preserving the Past: A Personal Journey
Conclusion
Recommendations for Applying Accession Numbers to Museum Items
Storage Furniture (Wardrobes, Cabinets, Shelves, Drawers)
General Procedures for Freezing Museum Collections to Eliminate Insect Pests
Vendors of Preservation Supplies
Sources of Help
Glossary
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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