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Subject: Mummified moa

Mummified moa

From: Kate Roberts <kater>
Date: Wednesday, December 20, 1995
I have recently been given the task of drying out a mummified moa's
head which has been soaking in an alcohol/glycerine mixture for some
years.  The client would like the head to look exactly as it did
before it was put into the solution.

Can anybody suggest a good contact for  help with this problem?   It
has already been discussed on a Natural History list.  No one who
replied seemed to have had experience with the removal of glycerine
or the rehydration of mummified tissue in general.
Any help gratefully accepted,

Kate Roberts

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:50
                Distributed: Saturday, December 23, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-50-001
Received on Wednesday, 20 December, 1995

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