This is the page where you can find introductory information about how to care for the metals in your museum collection.

Best Practices

The Benson Ford Research Center provides a fact sheet on The Care and Preservation of Historical Iron.

The National Park Service provides a “Conserve O Gram” on “Caring for Silver and Copper Alloy Objects.”

Silver Cleaning and Care, a resource from the Hammond-Harwood House and City of Bowie Museums Collector’s Corner Workshop Series, provides tips on preventing and removing tarnish and proper storage.