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Preservation in Bangladesh

From: Manjur A. Chowdhury <alpha>
Date: Saturday, September 21, 1996
    **** Moderator's comments:   This query was originally sent as a
    private message to someone who is unable to respond at the
    moment, so I thought I'd pass it on

Recently we have been approached by a museum to help them with the
preservation of various articles such as books, papers, textiles,
various household items. The museum has special historic
significance for the entire Bangalee nation.

It is the desire of the Museum authority to preserve every items in
the building for the posterity. However, there is not much
information and facilities available here in Bangladesh to undertake
such an important job. We made several visits to the museum. We
noticed visible signs of deterioration due to insect pests, fungus,
and high humidity and temperature.

We would like to request to help us, if possible, with the
following:

Addresses of professional firms who can provide service to preserve

    a.  paper materials
    b.  photographs
    c.  textiles
    d.  paintings
    e.  audio recordings
    f.  video recordings
    g.  building conservation, etc.
    h.  IPM in museums

We would also appreciate if you can send us some information on the
above topics. In this country it is very difficult to collect
information on this specialised field. We would also appreciate if
you can guide us to the sources (Internet, institutes, commercial
firms, etc.) through which may collect information on this topic.

The information and the expert opinion you send will greatly help us
to develop a comprehensive conservation program for this very
special museum. We sincerely hope you will extend your help in our
effort to preserve this priceless historic museum from the slow and
eventual destruction from the forces of nature.

Best Regards.
Yours Sincerely,

Manjur A. Chowdhury, Ph.D.
Safeway Pest Control
UAE Moitree Complex
4, Kemal Ataturk Ave.
Banani, Dhaka - 1213
Bangladesh
Tel: +880-2 851998
+880 2 882944
Fax: +880 2 882944

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Received on Saturday, 21 September, 1996

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