Saving Your Treasures

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In attics and garages, underneath beds, piled in corners or just closeted away, our heritage is slowly but surely disintegrating. Based on an NET Television program featuring professionals from the Nebraska State Historical Society's Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center and the State Library Commission, this site provides practical and effective methods to help ensure that artifacts, photographs, and documents will survive into the future.

The television program features a wide variety of segments, including some shot on location around Nebraska, some shot in the highly specialized laboratories at the Ford Conservation Center in Omaha, and some shot at special Heirloom Health Clinics. The entire program, as well as video segments from four major distance learning workshops, is available from this Website.

Funding for this program was provided in part by a grant from the Partnership for a Nation of Learners program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Nebraska State Historical Society partnered with NET Television and the Nebraska Library Commission to create this television program, Heirloom Health Clinics, and a series of distance learning workshops.


SNEAK PEAK VIDEOS

Preserving Native
American Artifacts

Preserving a Book
from 1730
Preserving
a Beaver Castoreum
Issues Facing
Small Museums
How to Fold and Roll
Textiles for Storage
How to Polish
Silver Objects
How to Wax
Silver Objects
How to Care
for Your Photos

The Harvey Boston Studio
Photo Collection

Deciding
What to Keep
Harry Smith
and his Frontier Rifle

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PRESERVATION PRINCIPLES

TYPES OF MATERIALS

TYPES OF OBJECTS

WORKSHOPS

RESOURCES