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Subject: Storage of functional objects

Storage of functional objects

From: David Hallam <david.hallam>
Date: Saturday, December 10, 1994
At the Australian War Memorial we are currently designing a maintenances
and monitoring program for the functional objects (tanks, vehicles,
aircraft) in our collections. As part of this process we would like to
know what the practices are in the wider museum community. Hence we are
interested in comments on the following, either direct or through the

What processes do you use for long and short term storage of functional

    How do you monitor these processes performance?

    Do you use exercise in the preservation maintenance process? Why? Why

    What materials do museums use?

    What testing was done to choose these materials? Why? Why not?

    Any comments on the problems of functional objects collections
    display, storage and "use".

David Hallam
Senior Conservator of Objects
John Treloar Centre for Conservation Science

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:45
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Received on Saturday, 10 December, 1994

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