Museums are not just repositories of art, history, and culture; they are also custodians of fragile and irreplaceable treasures. To protect these priceless artifacts, museums employ environmental monitoring systems. These systems play a crucial role in ensuring that the conditions within the museum are optimal for the preservation of artworks and historical objects. In this article, we will delve into what environmental monitoring for museums is, how it works, why it’s important, and how to implement it effectively. Read more
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In 2017, if we weren’t writing code for RelicRecord.com, we were writing articles for our readers to enjoy. The topics we write about are largely dictated by the interests of our readers. Simply put, we do our best to give people what they want! So what exactly do our readers want? Well, according to our data, here are the 10 most read, shared, and talked about articles of 2017. Enjoy! Read more
When you introduce a new item to your collection, your first goal should be record management. Records should include photographic documentation combined with written details that will provide you and future caretakers with the state of the object’s original condition, provenance, value, and location. Your second goal (and responsibility) is to ensure the object’s long-term safety and preservation while in your care.