How do I store a vintage doll in its original box?
Q. Dear Donia,
A. Dear Ann,
You have very good instincts. The best thing you can do is to wrap your doll in acid-free tissue to create a barrier between the doll and the acidic original materials. This way, you still have all the packaging (my mother collects dolls too so I know the drill) but the doll is protected not only from the box materials but also from light and dust. Keep an eye on the acid-free tissue and if you start to see deterioration in the form of color shifting from white to yellow (or pink if that color transfers), it is time to change to new acid-free tissue.