Caring for your collection

Even if you don’t consider yourself a collector, there are bound to be some treasured items in your possession...family photographs, Grandma’s ornate christening gown or perhaps even Grandad’s war medals. Here are some handy links and resources to make sure your treasures are around for your children, your children’s children, your children’s children’s children and…well you get the idea! 

Feel free to drop in and see us for help and advice on caring for your collections. We also have a range of archival materials in our gift shop to help get you started. 

National Film and Sound Archive Blog – ‘Make sure your collections outlive you!’

www.nfsa.gov.au/blog/2014/07/21/make-sure-your-collections-outlive-you/

Caring for Audio

www.nfsa.gov.au/preservation/care/caring-for-audio/

Caring for Film

www.nfsa.gov.au/preservation/care/caring-for-film/

Caring for Video

www.nfsa.gov.au/preservation/care/caring-for-video/

Caring for Photographs

www.nfsa.gov.au/preservation/care/caring-for-photographs/

First Aid for Fire Damage

www.nfsa.gov.au/preservation/care/first-aid-fire-damaged-audiovisual-materials/

First Aid for Water Damage

www.nfsa.gov.au/preservation/care/stabilising-audiovisual-after-floods/

Caring for Textiles and Clothing

www.tepapa.govt.nz/SiteCollectionDocuments/NationalServices/Resources/CaringForTextilesAndClothing.pdf

Caring for Paper-based Material

www.sl.nsw.gov.au/about/collections/preservation/paper_based_material.html