ACID-FREE CONSERVATION BOXES
Conservation boxes are protective enclosures made from acid-free cardboard, mostly buffered, and free of lignin, oxidizers and any other product harmful to cultural heritage. These boxes are sturdy enough to withstand long-term storage, handling and in situ transportation. They are preferably made to measure to fit the enclosed object, allowing manipulation without uncontrolled movement within the box.
This is what we do:
All our boxes are modeled to the Library of Congress conservation boxes. According to the model they can box one or more books, mounted prints and drawings or be fitted with drawers to protect separate fragments, coins or other small memorabilia in relation to the boxed object.
Our acid-free conservation boxes fit the specific objects to be boxed. The cardboard is covered on the outside with appropriate textile. On the inside the box is finished with light acid-free board or paper, or Japanese Kozo paper.
We can also provide hand-made standard acid-free conservation boxes to fill out with Ethafoam® for boxing all kinds of collections.
The textile outside can be selected in 5 different colors. Institutions or organizations can mark their collections by choosing specific color codes for specific different collections.