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    RE: White "crystallization" on wood African object

    Hello Linda, I am the C2CC monitor on duty this week (and an objects conservator), and would be happy to help. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to know whether or not this is something to be concerned about without seeing any images. Indeed, these ...

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    White "crystallization" on wood African object

    We have a wooden African headdress that seems to have a whitish substance on the surface that is kind of glittery. It's not fuzzy like mold. For this object, we have a conservator's examination report from 1992 that notes: "ghosting from resinous spews ...

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    RE: Exhibit labels question

    We use Blu-tack.  It holds well and does not leave a residue. ------------------------------ Jessica Estes Director of Collections and Exhibitions Telfair Museums Savannah GA (912) 790-8813 ------------------------------

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    RE: Exhibit labels question

    Hi Meghan, A sticky question indeed! We haven't found a perfect solution for all situations but here are some of the things we do when screws and/or magnets won't work: 1) Sometime we put down a liner of 3M blue painters tape (burnish it with a squeegee) ...

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    RE: Exhibit labels question

    Hi Meghan, I've run into similar problems with wall damage and also larger panels falling off the walls when hanging foam labels. My solution is to apply a wire to the back of the panel using epoxy and then just hanging it with nails or hooks. This ...

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