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  • Insulate and maintain storage buildings so that they are able to effectively buffer changes in external ambient conditions.
  • Inspect objects, object supports and props to ensure that all are pest-free prior to storing or using in a display.
  • Allow objects to slowly acclimatise to new environments if they are moved from one climatic zone to another.
  • Cleanliness, common sense and assessments of the conditions and strengths of objects are critical to ensure that handling damage is minimised.
  • Use inert, archival quality materials and choose the most appropriate storage furniture and boxes for objects that are to be stored.
  • Plan carefully so that space is utilised as fully and effectively as possible in storage areas but without over-crowding that may lead to damage.
  • Maintain appropriate environments and practices that minimise the impacts of changes in temperature and relative humidity levels, high light and UV levels, pests and pollutants while objects are either in storage or on display.
  • Pack objects to restrict movement and to protect against damage caused by agents of deterioration and poor handling.
  • Use inert, archival materials as props and to support objects on display.
  • Monitor the condition of storage environments and the condition of vulnerable objects.