Caring for the collections
This section of the website will include information about caring for items in your own collections - ranging from textiles to personal papers and digital storage.
Whether it's your grandma's wedding dress, the family's christening gown or your favourite party dress - we all have treasure textiles we want to keep. This article tells you the best methods of storing them and what could damage your family heirlooms.
Do you have a treasured tea set at the back of a cupboard, a precious pottery figurine on your mantelpiece, or wedding china lurking in the loft? This general advice is intended to help you protect your special ceramics for as long as possible.
Many of us have precious and valuable documents and photographs stored in drawers, cupboards, the loft, and even under the bed! This general advice is intended to help protect these items for as long as possible.
Digital and electronic technology is constantly changing as tried and tested products are updated and replaced. Given the inevitable obsolescence of many digital and electronic products, the following guidance relates to the care, handling and storage of some of the most commonly used media to ensure long-term access to the information they contain.