This Libguide provides information about requesting housings from Collections Conservation and Housings (CCH). Described here are the procedures, software and tools needed for creating requests for housings made using the Kasemake box making system. Also included are other housing options, such as Mylboards and off the shelf products, as well as descriptions illustrating projects done within the unit and information about the materials used.
Important: If you are new to requesting housings, please consult with your supervisor beforehand, then contact Werner Haun, Assistant Chief Conservator for CCH, to set up an initial meeting.
CCH team will:
CCH creates custom housings for all YUL collections. Housings are used to aid in protecting collection items from environmental damage, such as fluctuations in temperature and humidity, as well as pollutants, light exposure, and disasters. They also help mitigate physical damage during shelving, transport, or use.
Housings are used for many types of collections items:
We are able to create a variety of different housings including, but not limited to:
We are also available to review collections and recommend housing solutions. This may include standard housing options available from vendors.