Saving Your Treasures: Toys

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Types of Objects

TOYS

 

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Toys have played an integral part in society and are among the most complex objects to care for in a museum or personal collection. Toys have been made from a variety of materials, such as wood, textiles, cardboard, plastic, metal, glass and ceramics. Dolls, toys, games, and other play things are cared or by objects conservators.

 

The videos below and
handouts and websites on the right will guide you in the proper methods for preserving your items.

If you have any questions,
ask a conservator.

 

Issues Facing
Small Museums
Plastics in
Museum Collections
Plastics:
Chemistry
Plastics: Properties
& Technology
Plastics:
History
Plastics:
Deterioration

Plastics:
Preventative Care

Plant Materials:
Structure
Plant Materials:
Chemistry
Plant Materials:
Technology
Plant Materials: Deterioration -
Environmental & Mechanical
Plant Materials: Deterioration -
Chemical & Biological
Plant Materials:
Preventative
Care
Plant Materials:
Integrated Pest Management
Animal Materials:
Skin & Leather
Animal Materials:
Hair, Hooves, Etc.
Animal Materials:
Bones, Shells, Etc.
Animal Materials:
Deterioration
Animal Materials:
Preventative Care
Stone:
Origins & Properties
Stone: Fabrication & TechnologyStone:
Deterioration
Stone:
Preventative Care
Glass:
Origins & Properties
Glass: Fabrication & TechnologyGlass:
Deterioration
Glass:
Preventative Care
Metals:
Origins & Properties
Metals: Fabrication & TechnologyMetals:
Deterioration
Metals:
Preventative Care
Ceramics:
Origins & Properties
Ceramics: Fabrication & TechnologyCeramics:
Deterioration
Ceramics:
Preventative Care

TYPES OF OBJECTS

Books, Bibles, ScrapbooksDishes, Glassware, SilverwareFirearmsFurnitureJewelry
Native American ItemsNatural History SpecimensNewspaperPhotographs
Textiles, Clothing, UniformsTools, Mechanical Objects, InstrumentsToysWorks of Art