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Urbandale Public Library/Preservation Week

Expert Tips

Not sure where to start? Our expert tips provides information about things to consider when you’re ready to begin an at-home preservation project, suggestions for military families, and guidance on preserving specific kinds of items, such as old photographs and textiles.

Getting Started: This flyer from the American Library Association outlines a variety of things to consider when you’re ready to begin an at-home preservation project. Learn more.


Tips for Military Families: Military families face specific challenges when trying to save, document, and record their family’s military experience. Learn more.


Item-Specific Guidance: Looking for advice on how to preserve old photos, antique glassware, your great-great grandfather’s journal, or an heirloom quilt?

The American Institute for Conservation and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation offer preservation guidance for specific types of items through their online learning community, including:


To review the whole list of resources available, including videos you can watch at any time, click here.