Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

How to preserve your family or community archive

The Collection Care team at Gloucestershire Archives as part of the National Lottery Heritage funded “For the Record” project – support people to document, care for, interpret and celebrate their personal and shared history”.

During lockdown the team, through a series of blogs, are continuing to support people wherever they are to look after their collections.

An example of how not to keep your archive safe.

Since the first blog on April 4   How to preserve your family or community archive: the Collection Care Covid-19 lockdown blogs. Blog CC #1 the team have published many further blogs with subjects including  -   

-Why care for the collection?

-How to care for your collection.

-The 10 agents of deterioration.

-Protective enclosures

-Prioritising tasks

-Loss of knowledge

-cost and fundraising

The team will keep posting.

Based on Gloucestershire Archives Heritage Hub Collection Care training developed by Ann Attwood ACR Collections Care Development Officer and Rachel Wales ACR Collections Care Conservator

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