Each day this week to celebrate Preservation Week 2011, we'll be posting a handy tip on preserving your own collections. Stay tuned, and check back tomorrow!
Always wash your hands before handling any item, especially precious or fragile ones. Clean your hands and dry them thoroughly or you may leave oil or food stains behind. This is especially true for photographs and textiles, which are very sensitive to the oils and dirt on our hands.
For more information about care and handling see: