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 Saving your treasures


Most furniture is structurally complex and made of various materials (wood, metal, textiles, leather, glass, paint, ivory, etc.). Pieces of furniture have a unique set of deterioration and condition problems relating to their use over time. Furniture pieces are cared for by specialist furniture conservators who have the equipment and expertise to treat and preserve larger pieces of furniture.

Antique Organ

More Resources (pdf)
Caring for Furniture
Conservators Choose Adhesives
Dry Cleaning Historic Textiles

Dusting and Vacuuming


If you have any questions, ask a conservator.


Preservation Principles

Types of Material

Types of Objects
   Books / Bibles / Scrapbooks
   Works of Art

   Textiles / Clothing / Uniforms
   Tools / Mechanical / Instruments
   Dishes / Glassware / Silverware
   Native American Items
   Natural History Specimens

More Resources
   Preservation Documents  (pdfs)
   Glossary of Terms
   See what we've done

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