Identify Damage and Deterioration

Hands showing a sticky trap filled with insects.

Foxing, flaking, red rot, silver mirroring, blanching, bleeding or bloom. Are you writing a condition report and need to accurately describe the type of damage or deterioration?

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) has an online visual glossary that shows you what various types of damage and deterioration look like so you can identify them in your own collections.

You can find the glossary here.