WHY?

Books, paper-based artwork, and paper records can sometimes be salvaged after being exposed to water, smoke and other extreme conditions during an emergency. Use these tips to evaluate what damaged items can be salvaged, and then to salvage what you can.

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    Salvage First Steps + General Rules
    These simple first steps and conservation resources can make a difference when attempting to salvage...
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    How to Safely Dry Wet Documents and Art
    There are four main ways to dry materials out water damaged materials. From air drying, to freezing...
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    Art Conservation Treatments
    Professional conservation treatments are usually carried out on fine art, special or rare books, and...
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    Guide to Insurance Claims after an Art Studio Disaster
    When submitting insurance claims, it's important to have good documentation of your collections. Yo...
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