Collections 102, part 4: how do I store… books and photos

If you’ve been following this series, by now you have a working knowledge of preservation materials and storage options for your family treasures. Last week, the blog touched on textiles. This week’s post takes a closer look at how to care for family books and photos (scrapbooks and albums, too).

Quick version:

  • Books are best stored upright (vertically) on shelves
  • Books and photos should have minimal light exposure to avoid fading
  • Avoid writing on the back of photos
  • Keep food and drinks away while handling items

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