HNSA Crest with photos of visitors at the ships.

Ship Preservation and Conservation Resources

Richard Pekelney

U.S. Secretary Of Interior's Standards For Historic Vessel Preservation Projects
http://www.hnsa.org/standa.htm

Third International Conference on the Technical Aspects of the Preservation of Historic Vessels (1997)
http://www.maritime.org/conf/index.htm
Sixth Maritime Heritage Conference (2001)
http://battleshipnc.com/6mhc/
Seventh Maritime Heritage Conference (2004)
http://www.hnsa.org/conf2004/index.htm

Buck, R.A., Gilmore, J.A. (1998) The New Museum Registration Methods. American Association of Museums, Washington, DC. Includes short easy to read chapters that cover a range of topics (not just for a registrar). This and many other resources are available at the AAM web site http://www.aam-us.org/

Buck, R.A., Gilmore, J.A. (2007) Collection Conundrums, Solving Collections Management Mysteries. American Association of Museums, Washington, DC. Includes short easy to read chapters that provide guidnance on collections problems. If you have ever had a problem with a loan or donation this will likely be of help. This and many other resources are available at the AAM web site http://www.aam-us.org/

Fuller, G. (1993) A Curatorial Handbook for Historic Naval Vessels. Historic Naval Ships Association. This is out of print, but most of the topics are touched upon in the HNSA Operations Handbook.

International Council of Museums (1996) ICOM Statues and Code of Professional Ethics. American Association of Museums, Washington, DC. http://www.aam-us.org

Malaro, M.C. (1985) A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. Available from American Association of Museums, Washington, DC. http://www.aam-us.org

Maritime Museum Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Manual.  Prepared by The Council of American Maritime Museums, May 1995.  Click here to download a copy in RTF format. alldis.rtf

Munger, C.G. (1997) Corrosion Prevention by Protective Coatings. National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), Houston, TX. This and other resources are available on NACE's web site http://web.nace.org/home.aspx

SSPC, The Society for Protective Coatings provides many of the standards used in prepping and coating steel. Their site has many good links to other steel preservation resources. http://www.sspc.org/

Dismuke, T.D., Coburn, S.K., Hirsch, C.M. (1981) Handbook of Corrosion Protection for Steel Pile Structures in Marine Environments. American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC. http://www.steel.org

US DoD Corrosion Exchange. http://www.corrdefense.org/

The American Association for State and Local History has a series of publications that you may also find useful. http://www.aaslh.org/

International Council of Museums is at http://icom.museum/

Museum Documentation Association is at http://www.mda.org.uk

The Canadian Conservation Institute has a series of publications that you may also find useful. http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/html/

AIC - American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. http://www.conservation-us.org/

US National Park Service Museum Management Program at http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/

Conservation OnLine or CoOL, is a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials. http://cool.conservation-us.org/

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