People who wish to preserve letters, photos and other items for future generations now have an ideal tool in Keeping Family Treasures – the latest book from the National Archives of Australia.
The book provides clear and helpful preservation advice from National Archives conservators for people caring for precious family items. A range of contributors – including food writer Margaret Fulton, ABC presenter Andy Muirhead, singer Hayley Jensen, and actor and historian Alice Garner – offered a special family object of their own for preservation advice.
The various chapters include caring for letters and personal papers, photographs and albums, diaries and notebooks, scrapbooks, and precious objects and textiles. Preservation of audio and video tapes, home movie film, CDs and DVDs, and time capsules is also covered. The book offers additional tips on salvaging heritage items for those facing floods, fires or other disasters.