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Storing parasols

From: Candis Crocker Griggs <7ccg>
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 1999
William M. Hoag <bhoag [at] ccil__org> writes

> How best to store the collection of parasols? Flat?,
>stuffed?, boxed?, Open? (not really, but..)

Each individual parasol should be considered carefully to decide if
vertical or horizontal storage is appropriate.  Vertical storage
causes less creasing of the cover and lining textiles but may not be
suitable for parasols in poor condition (keep an eye out for
weighted silk, for instance). I know of two articles discussing the

    Wilson, Colleen. 1993.  Improvements to storage: part 2--the
    History Collection textiles, Royal British Columbia Museum.
    Textile Conservation Newsletter. (25): 2-7.

    Storage for Costume Accessories: CCI Notes 13/12.  Ottawa:
    Canadian Conservation Institute.

Good luck,

Candis C. Griggs
Queen's University
Art Conservation Program

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:87
                  Distributed: Thursday, May 13, 1999
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Received on Tuesday, 11 May, 1999

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