Last updated: April 2016

The APOYOnline / CCI Wall Chart Project:

A wall chart entitled “Framework for the Preservation of Museum Collections” created by the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) was translated into Spanish by APOYO volunteers through a joint agreement with the CCI. In 1999, the wall chart printed on one side in English and on the other side in Spanish was distributed by the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education (SCMRE), free of charge to over 4,000 APOYO members. The poster was developed by the CCI in 1994 and contains the preventive conservation methodology developed by the Preventive Conservation Services Division of the CCI. It is used to guide an institution in the process of doing an assessment of the agents of deterioration that threaten the collections. These agents of deterioration are ranked in descending order from the most devastating and fastest acting to the ones that will give staff more time to act. The wall chart outlines also the steps that must be taken to prevent the deterioration. Donations of synthetic paper by Yupo Corporation of Virginia and the printing by Reese Press of Baltimore, Maryland made this project possible.

Other Translation Projects:

In addition, the APOYO translators have contributed their expertise in several translation projects for other groups such as the American Institute for Conservation, the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution, and Heritage Preservation in the USA, and the Centro Nacional de Conservación y Restauración de Chile in Chile. The material translated and reviewed by APOYO has been used as reference material in training and other information dissemination initiatives by several organizations, among others the Getty Conservation Institute.