Organic and Animal Materials


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

Best Practices

The Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute has a page on The Care and Handling of Ivory Objects.

Connecting to Collections Online Community has a recording available on “The Care of Leather and Fur.”

The Minnesota Historical Society provides an overview for identifying, caring, repairing, and properly displaying leather and fur collections.