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Caring for your own archive

Advice on how you can preserve your own records

  • Your records are unique and irreplaceable
  • Treat with great care as they may be easily damaged
  • Avoid exposing to heat, dampness and direct sunlight
  • Please make sure that people do not eat or drink near the documents, and that any tabletops and surfaces used are thoroughly clean and dry beforehand
  • Handle with care.  If hands are clean and dry before handling, gloves are not necessary.  Otherwise wear clean cotton, vinyl or latex gloves
  • Open books carefully, and only as far as the binding will allow without forcing.  Close books when not in use
  • Keep items in archival quality packaging, as this will help protect the records from damage and preserve them for the future
  • Use only pencil to make notes
  • Never try to repair anything yourself
  • Download guidance on caring for a wide range of materials from the Institute of Conservation - how to care for series
  • Use the Conservation Register to find an accredited conservator
  • Check out the downloads attached to this page
  • For guidance on keeping and storing records, including what you need to keep, see Adding to Gloucestershire Archives’ Collections
  • Contact us

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