The Preservation Department focuses on the preservation, rehousing, conservation and exhibit preparation of the National Postal Museum’s collection and loan objects. They work with both philately and postal operation objects ranging in sizes from a postage stamp to a train car.
Trying to care for family treasures can seem overwhelming. Here are some simple steps on how to properly care for collections of letters, postcards and important documents. These standards can also be applied to philatelic cover collections.
When choosing plastic enclosures for storing or displaying a collection, be sure to select one that is “archival” or conservation approved. This article will help explain what to look for, especially for philatelic collections.
The 10 Agents of Deterioration are the primary threats to any collection at a museum and at home. By focusing on preventing these 10 agents, it is possible to extend the life of the artifacts significantly.