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Storage Wars: Materials and Mounts to Safely Store Your Collection

 

1. Resource list for storage mounts, Heard Museum.

 

Archival Companies

 

University Products

517 Main Street, P.O. Box 101

Holyoke, MA  01041-0101

1-800-628-1912

www.universityproducts.com

 

Gaylord Bros.

P.O. Box 4901

Syracuse, NY  13221-4901

1-800-634-6307

www.gaylord.com

 

Hollinger-Metal Edge

6340 Bandini Blvd.

Commerce, CA 90040

1-800-862-2228

www.hollingermetaledge.com

 

Benchmark

P.O. Box 214

Rosemont, NJ 08556

609-397-1131

 

Conservation Resources International

5532 Port Royal Road

Springfield, VA 22151

1-800-634-6932

www.Conservationresources.com

 

Talas

20 West 20th Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10011

212-219-0700

www.Talas-nyc.com

 

Archivart® Products for Conservation and Restoration
40 Eisenhower Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652
1-888-846-6847
www.archivart.com

 

Local Suppliers

CMI Moulding (mat board)

3125 Fair Lane

Tempe, AZ   85282

602-426-1707

 

Foam Plastic Specialties (polyethylene foam)

1421 S McClintock Dr.

Tempe, AZ  85281

480-966-6889

 

Laird Plastics (Plexiglas)

301 E Watkins

Phoenix, AZ  85004

602-252-1701

 

Airgas – welding supply

Home Depot

Ace Hardware


2. Supply list for costume and textile storage

 

Acid Free boxes

Buffered – cellulosic fibers: cotton, linen, straw and manufactured fibers– most versatile option

Non-buffered – protein fibers: silk, wool, fur

 

Acid Free tissue paper

Buffered – cellulosic fibers: cotton, linen, straw and manufactured fibers– most versatile option

Non-buffered – protein fibers: silk, wool, fur

 

Cotton sheets

Wash before use to remove starches and finishes: line boxes, cover tables, drape over forms

 

Cotton gloves and Nitrile gloves

 

Resources:

Ordoñez, Margaret T.  Your Vintage Keepsake: A CSA Guide to Costume Storage and Display. Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Press, 2001.

 

Mailand, Harold F. and Stites Alig, Dorothy.  Preserving Textiles: A Guide for the Nonspecialist. Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1999.

 

Costume Society of America

www.Costumesocietyamerica.com

 

 

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