On Architectural Records Preservation

The Arab Center for Architecture strives to preserve architectural records in good conditions. Among factors and threats to be taken in consideration are light, temperature and humidity, biological enemies, storage, use and handling, and disasters. Below is a list of sources dealing with architectural records conservation and preservation.


Storage and care of architectural records.
Alexander Architectural Archive. The University of Texas.
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Conservation of architectural records.
Louis Cardinal. Excerpted from: A Guide to the Archival Care of Architectural Records, 19th-20th Centuries. International Council on Archives. 2000
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Housing recommendations for Architectural Records: the Sacred and the Profane.
Joan Irving
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Washigntoniana II: Conservation of Architectural Drawings at the Library of Congress.
Michele Hamill.
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Long-Term Preservation of Architectural Records.
Excerpted and adapted from a Practice Management Digest article by Alison Langmead, PhD, August 2007.
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Architectural records symposium: Managing and preserving design records.
Conservation Center for art and artifacts.
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Preservation Factors in the Appraisal of Architectural Records.
Nancy Carlson Schrock.
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