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    Survey on Collections Display and Storage

    Good afternoon (and Happy Father's Day!): I'm posting on behalf of Antonio Mirabile, paper conservator and consultant in preventive conservation in Paris, France, to invite you to participate in a survey on the Needs and Challenges for Collections ...

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    Ethnographic Object Treated with Mercury

    A few years ago, I was treating a book that showed some unusual grey stains inside the margins. I had never seen anything like it before, but I had to wait some months before being able to borrow an XRF tracer to determine what it was-mercury. I then ...

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    RE: Ethnographic Object Treated with Mercury

    Thanks, Emily. No residue or red pigment was found on the bag. I provided the owner with general guidelines for handling the bag which included wearing non-cotton gloves and protective clothing, working in a well-ventilated space, and not touching ...

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    Silk

    Two questions: (1) Are there any relatively simple ways to stabilize and handle silk that has begun to separate? (2) Are there any even more simple ways to explain what is going on with the silk to volunteers (and  a new director with no museum expierence)? ...

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    RE: Ethnographic Object Treated with Mercury

    Hi Rhonda,  I am the C2C Care monitor for this week and am reaching out to others to find an answer for you. In the mean time, I have attached a resources list from a 2016 C2C webinar entitled  Arsenic and Lace: Controlling Hazardous Collection Material ...