CCI – Framework for Preserving Heritage Collections in Spanish and Portuguese

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.