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 Post subject: Guidelines for the Care of Larger and Working Historic Items
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:28 pm 

Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:04 pm
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Location: San Jose, CA
A quality booklet from across "the pond"...

https://abtemguidelinesorg.files.wordpr ... ooklet.pdf

This document is WELL worth sharing within our organizations.

For instance, recommended questions to consider while evaluating an acquisition opportunity:

• How will the object benefit the existing or proposed collection?
• Is there a better or more appropriate home?
• How rare is it?
• How important is this object, regionally, nationally or internationally?
• How much of the historic material is still present?
• How easy/difficult is it to move?
• Is there available space for it?
• Are there people available to look after it once it is acquired?
• How long can it be preserved?
• How much will it cost to acquire, including purchase cost, packing, loading and
transport?
• How much will it cost to keep it, including costs of ongoing storage, initial
conservation/restoration, annual maintenance and inspections?
• Are there any health and safety or legal implications?
• If the object is to be operated:
– is it possible and practical to do so?
– is it possible to acquire or make spare parts for the object?
– is sufficient knowledge/skill available to operate the object safely?
• Does the object come with any certification, operating records, drawings or other
documentation?


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 Post subject: Re: Guidelines for the Care of Larger and Working Historic I
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:52 am 

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Thanks Ken for posting this.

Happy Holidays

C W


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