Low Cost Methods for Dealing with Tunnelling Insects in Wooden Objects (New Zealand)

Borer and termites are two of the biggest problems for museums in caring for their wooden materials. Find out how to deal with these pesky insects in your wooden objects! What are tunnelling insects? The two main types of tunnelling insects that I see the most in wooden objects are borer (larval stage of a … Continue reading Low Cost Methods for Dealing with Tunnelling Insects in Wooden Objects (New Zealand)

Caring for Your Heritage: FAQs

Family taonga and heritage items are often passed down in the form of photographs and documents, paintings and artworks or textiles and furniture. Heritage conservation is a field that seeks to preserve these important treasures so that we can ensure they continue into the next generation. Why do historic materials deteriorate? Through decades of research, we … Continue reading Caring for Your Heritage: FAQs

Quick and Easy Method to Make Archival Boxes

Quick and Easy Method to Make Archival Boxes (Don’t worry, these are very forgiving) Introduction This guide is written to help those needing to make custom sized archival boxes. All of the measurements are provided in cm for ease of calculation. I will be using two types of materials to do this: Acid-free fluted board/corrugated board … Continue reading Quick and Easy Method to Make Archival Boxes

Mounting Textile for Hanging

Introduction   Textiles are some of the most expressive forms of cultural heritage that exist in museums and family collections. They are commonly composed of organic materials of individual fibers that are woven together to form a fabric. Some textiles and textile-based artworks can also include inorganic components including metals or composites. The purpose of the … Continue reading Mounting Textile for Hanging