C2C Care - Tick Tock: Care for Your Clock!


1/22/2020 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
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Do you have historic clocks in your collection? Have you wondered… How do I move a clock without damaging it? What is the safe was to display a clock? How should I clean my clock case, dial, and movement? Can I just turn the hands on a clock in any direction to set the time? Our clock won’t wind, what should be done? Why won’t my clock tick-tock? Why won’t my clock chime? Will humidity damage my clock? Is it better to stop or to keep running our clocks?

Clocks come in all different shapes, sizes, materials, and designs. This webinar will provide information for the care of clocks in small museum collections. We will talk about types of clocks and the materials they’re made of. We’ll provide you with information concerning environmental conditions for the care for your clocks. We’ll discuss assessing the general condition of a clock and considerations for deciding whether to run or not to run a clock. We’ll provide information regarding cleaning clocks, winding and setting the time, and safely displaying and moving clocks. At the end, you will know the Do’s and Don’ts of working with clocks and when to call a clock professional.

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