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Advice on salvaging memories and treasures

Advice on salvaging memories and treasures

For communities impacted by the ongoing flood events, coupled with the effects of Cyclone Gabrielle, attention may soon be turning to how best to care for damaged belongings such as photographs, books, artworks and music collections. 

Field Conservator Vicki-Anne Heikell from the National Preservation Office, Alexander Turnbull Library, is available to give advice to kaimahi on what steps they can take to salvaging water-damaged memories and treasures. 

We are thinking of the people affected by the recent bad weather.  We know that people will be focused on the circumstances of their immediate whānau and friends. We extend aroha and tautoko to you and the wider community, particularly in the coming days and weeks when attention turns to salvaging whānau memories and treasures. 

A resource on salvaging flood-damaged collections can be found here on the National Library websiteDisaster recovery  

There is also specific advice on drying your whānau collections with a one-page printable PDF checklist: Drying your whānau collections  

Whānau wanting advice on salvage of their whānau collections can contact Vicki-Anne directly via mobile phone or email, 

Vicki-Anne’s details:

Vicki-Anne Heikell [Nō Te Whānau-a-Apanui]

Field Conservator  Kaitauwhiro-a-Waho

Outreach Services, Alexander Turnbull Library

M: 027 560 8601

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