Taking Care of Home Collections


Join NYS Museum curators and a NYS Archives conservator to learn how to best care for family heirlooms and collections. This online video series includes tips for taking care of textiles, garments, art objects, prints, and photographs, as well as identifying and preventing common pests from damaging collections.

For more information on preserving your personal collections, visit the following websites: 

Baskets and Beadwork

Antique Furniture

Paintings and Drawings

Pests and Insect Collection

Textiles and Garment Storage

Photographs and Documents

Images from various NYSM collections