11 May 2022

Caring for your treasured heirlooms

From Nine To Noon, 11:35 am on 11 May 2022
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Photo: Miray Bostanci / Pexels

Most of us have something precious tucked away, an heirloom inherited from a family member; your grandmother's wedding dress, an old family photograph or a special piece of jewellery passed down the generations.

You've most likely packed it away in a safe place, preserving it to pass onto your own children, but how can you best store it, to protect it from environmental conditions and the general wear and tear of life?

Kathryn gets advice from Darryl Pike, collections manager at the Maritime Museum in Auckland.