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Subject: Insect pins

Insect pins

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Friday, December 11, 1992
The following appeared on Museum-L and is reposted here without the
knowledge or consent of the author

  Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1992 08:35:00 EST
  From: David Bridge, MSC VAX System Manager <david [at] simsc__bitnet>
  Subject: Criteria for Insect Pins Study

  If this where television, this would be considered a "Public Service
  Announcement".  I attended the Entomological Collections Network,
  Annual Meeting this past weekend in Beltsville, MD, USA.  I
  thoroughly enjoyed the meeting.

  One of the speakers was Cathy Hawks of the National Institute for
  Conservation of Cultural Property.  Ms. Hawks distributed a 8-page
  form, "Criteria for Insect Pins" and lead a discussion on the same

  The purpose of the form is to gather information on the requirements
  of the entomological community for insect pins, so that these can be
  given to a material sciences engineer to recommend improved insect
  pins.  The form has 12 sections:  color, shape, size, surface
  properties, strength/flexibility, temperature resistance, relative
  humidity resistance, light and UV radiation resistance, atmospheric
  pollutants, materials in direct contact, resistance to
  biodeteriogens, and other.

  The "Criteria for Insect Pins" form does *NOT* lend it self to
  distribution via E-mail.  If you are interested in participating in
  this study, please request a copy of the form from:  (tell them you
  heard about it on MUSEUM-L)

      Cathy Hawks  or  Kate Bussey
      National Institute for Conservation of Cultural Property
      3299 K Street, NW, Suite 403
      Washington, DC  20007   USA
      FAX:  202-625-1485
      no E-mail address

  As I said above this is a "Public Service Announcement".  If you are
  resident in the United States, please contact Cathy Hawks at the
  above address.  For residents *OUTSIDE* of the USA, send me an
  E-mail message with your mailing address, etc. and I will forward
  your request to Cathy Hawks at NICCP.

  David Bridge
  Museum Support Center
  Smithsonian Institution
  David [at] simsc__si__edu
  or BITNET:  David@simsc

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