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COVID-19 Precautions

COVID-19 Precautions ICS is closely tracking every new development and guidance related to COVID-19, with a view to caring for the safety of our clients,...

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Emergency Prevention, Preparedness, Response And Recovery

While lots of things will be permanently damaged or lost entirely after flood, fire or other disasters, it may be possible to salvage surviving furniture,...

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Heatstroke

Summer is a season we associate with the beach, a vital accessory for which these days is your hat and a tube of 50+ UV...

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Humidity

Relative humidity refers to the amount of water in the air relative to the amount of water it can hold before it reaches saturation point,...

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Light And Fade

Maintaining the value of artworks has a number of characteristics, not least the importance of limiting light damage, most evident in the fading of more...

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Writing a disaster response plan

Many people do not have plans for responding to disasters, or procedures for protecting their collections. As such, more damage can occur while attempting to...

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Working with mould-affected objects

Mould affected items can be unsafe to work with.  Loose mould spores can become air-borne, leading to inhalation as well as cross-contamination with other objects. ...

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Ethnographic Objects

As always, the most important thing is to keep your items in a stable environment, one where the RH and temperature remain relatively constant throughout...

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