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Have a specific question about collections care? You’ve come to the right place! The Connecting to Collections Care (C2C Care) Community allows staff and volunteers at small and mid-sized institutions to post collections care questions. The forum is monitored by volunteer conservation professionals who answer questions directly or can seek the assistance of conservators and collections care professionals who provide expert assistance. All submitted questions that meet the guidelines will be posted to the community and reviewed and answered by our monitors and experts. The forum is also used to share announcements about C2C Care webinars and courses, as well as free resources (such as grants, events, publications, etc.) of interest to our core audience of smaller institutions. We encourage you to review additional terms of participation at

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    RE: Moisture meter recommendations?

    Katherine, I assume you would be using this for measuring moisture content of textblocks or collections materials. I believe the standard model is still the Delmhorst P-2000 & 19-E electrode. We have had one since 2013 and it is very reliable. It ...

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    Survey on Care of Historic Pharmaceutical Collecti ...

    As part of a project to inventory the extensive hygiene, medicinal, and pharmaceutical collections at Shelburne Museum , we are soliciting responses to a survey (link below) that will assist in assessing the scope of these collections in cultural ...

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    Art & Theater Safety Course (August 15-19 2022)

    Registration is open for the 7th Annual Art & Theater Safety Course!   Designed and led by industrial hygienist Monona Rossol, this ONLINE program focuses on health and safety issues unique to professionals, teachers, and students working in the creative ...

  • Hi all- Happy to announce that last weeks C2C Care Webinar Care of Musical Instruments recording is now available on our website. See link below to view the recording, resources, and technical handouts. ...

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    Moisture meter recommendations?

    Hi all, We would like to purchase a handheld moisture meter to do quick checks of the moisture levels in our below-grade collection spaces/building. I've searched previous posts and other relevant AIC/C2C websites, but can't find anything beyond "a ...