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Subject: Museum flooring

Museum flooring

From: Mark Clarke <markey>
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 1996
Elizabeth Finney <sha5emf [at] cardiff__ac__uk> writes

>This message is sent on behalf of Deborah Forkes
>> Any references concerning this subject matter ie
>>    emissions from flooring, the testing of materials for display
>>    and storage, or damage to objects by volatile organic emissions
>>    would also be very helpful. Thank you,
>>    Miss Deborah Forkes, undergraduate

There is a research project underway at De Montfort University,
Leicester, looking at offgassing from display materials.

A good recent reference to start on (with a good bibliography) is

    "Testing materials for use in the storage and display of
    antiquities--a revised methodology", L R Green & D Thickett,
    Studies in Conservation, Vol 40, No 3, August 1995. pps 145-152

It is basically a revision of the "Oddy" test.

Mark Clarke
+44 171 277 1633

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