Today I want to spend a minute talking about artifact preservation in general.
Basic-level artifact preservation can be summed up into four letters: DDCC
What’s DDCC, you ask? Well, I made it up.
DDCC stands for: Dark, Dry, Cool, & Constant.
When you’re getting ready to store–or display–your items (whether they’re heirlooms, museum artifacts or anything you care about), remember to keep them in a dark, dry and cool location. In addition, make sure that the environment doesn’t fluctuate due to weather or other reasons.
Light, water, heat, humidity, cold and air quality can all affect the condition of an item fairly quickly. Luckily, by remembering DDCC, you’ll be able to feel confident that you’re taking the first steps toward properly preserving your pieces for years to come.