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Subject: Storing parasols

Storing parasols

From: Gail Niinimaa <niinimaa>
Date: Friday, May 14, 1999
The University of Alberta's Costume and Textile Collection recently
completed an interesting storage project on their parasol
collection. Coreplast boxes were individually made for each parasol.
The handle and end point of the parasols were generally supported in
the box  either by a shelf or twill tape so that they could "stand
up" and the fabric of the parasol was left partially open and
stuffed out with acid free tissue paper.  Mylar windows, with
coreplast covers were made so that the contents of the box could be
viewed without disturbing the contents.  It was a very good solution
to the parasol storage problem.  Contact Shirley Ellis, Textile
Conservator <shirley.ellis [at] ualberta__ca> for for information on the

Gail Niinimaa
Textile Conservator in Private Practice
Calgary, Alberta

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:88
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 18, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-88-005
Received on Friday, 14 May, 1999

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