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How to Preserve and Care for Your Historical Collection

Taking care of your archival collection by applying standards and recommendations that professionals use can be very rewarding. It just requires some knowledge, a few archival storage materials, and time. With these simple suggestions, thoughtful history lovers can ensure their documents will stand the test of time. This article will illustrate the various resources that you may have in your home (photographs, documents, books) and what you can do to preserve them for future use and reference.

There is an overwhelming amount of material on preservation and conservation of historical textual materials. As well, the City of Ottawa Archives regularly runs workshops and lectures related to this subject; keep updated by visiting Events and Programs regularly.