REALM Project

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  • Tests 7 and 8 underway

    Five materials that are commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, libraries, and museums were selected for the sixth REALM lab test. Battelle researchers will apply the COVID-19 virus to each item and measure how much remains after 2, 4...

  • IMLS letter to state health departments about REALM

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services has sent a letter to all U.S. state health departments that provides information about the REALM project.

    Staff at U.S.-based archives, libraries and museums are encouraged to

  • New REALM project resources available

    Toolkit materials and videos to inform your plans.

  • Test 6 results, updated toolkit resources and raw data sets published

    Five materials that are commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, libraries, and museums were selected for the sixth REALM lab test. Battelle researchers applied the COVID-19 virus to each item and measured how much remained after 2, 4,...

  • Test 6 underway and toolkit materials available

    Five materials that are commonly found in furnishings and exhibits of archives, libraries, and museums were selected for the sixth REALM lab test. Battelle researchers will apply the COVID-19 virus to each item and measure how much remains after 2, 4...