Covid-19 Basics: Disinfecting Cultural Resources

Type

Webinar

Institution

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)

Cost

Free

Available in

English

Description*

This webinar on isolating, cleaning, or disinfecting historic materials was part of the Facebook live video, streamed on March 23, 2020. It was hosted by Mary Striegel, a conservation scientist with about 25 years with National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).

This video was posted as part of an initiative under NCPTT’s Materials Conservation Program, which works in partnership with parks, laboratories, government agencies, universities and others to understand how cultural objects deteriorate with time.

Some of the key questions addressed in the webinar were:

  • What is the Covid-19 virus?
  • How long does it persist on surfaces?
  • How do we deactivate the virus?
  • What about historic materials?
  • What safety precautions do we need?