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Subject: Mold


From: Mark Vine <100436.3447>
Date: Thursday, March 14, 1996
Can anyone suggest a treatment for the removal of black mold stains
from prints and drawings? This question comes from someone not on
the list whose collection has recently been damaged following a
heavy flood. Black mold spores cover several watercolour prints. It
has been suggested that the spores being protein based might be
removed using an enzyme.

Could enzymes be used, would a protease be best suited and can
anyone suggest articles on the use of modern enzymes (liquid amylase
and protease)?

Mark Vine
Conservation Resources, England

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:64
                  Distributed: Sunday, March 17, 1996
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Received on Thursday, 14 March, 1996

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