Need videos that teach basic cleaning and handling techniques for collections in historic house museums?  The Northeast Museum Services Center has you covered.  However, please be aware – while cleaning procedures may change over time, the techniques demonstrated here were selected in 1996 because they are non-invasive and have the least long term detrimental effect on interior architectural fabric and collections.  To access the videos, please click here.

Here are the videos:

  • Introduction and credits
  • Preparing to clean
  • Cleaning architectural elements
  • Caring for textiles
  • Caring for metals
  • Caring for glass and ceramic
  • Caring for composite and faux decorative objects
  • Caring for furniture
  • Caring for books
  • Caring for framed
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2 Responses to NMSC’s Housekeeping for Historic Sites

  1. Sarah Polzin says:

    The link to the video is broken : (

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