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Caring for American Indian Objects A Practical and Cultural Guide

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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 11.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 2.420
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
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
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
Bone, Antler, Ivory, and Teeth
Glass Beads
Metals and Alloys
Wood and Birch Bark
Plastics and Modern Materials
Plant Materials
Audiotapes and Videotapes
Framed Items
Epilogue: The Value of Preserving the Past: A Personal Journey
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