How do I care for historical materials?


Our in-house conservation staff has developed a set of Preservation Fact Sheets to assist in caring for historical materials. These fact sheets provide basic information on the care, cleaning, and handling of a particular type of artifact, referral information to other conservation organizations, and a bibliography of authoritative works.  It can be found here on our website:

If you require the services of a conservator, we recommend contacting the American Institute for Conservation. They will be able to find a conservator in your area specializing in the type of object you have. 


  • Last Updated Sep 12, 2023
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  • Answered By Archives & Library Staff @The Henry Ford

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