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Subject: Storing puppets

Storing puppets

From: James Hay <james.hay>
Date: Thursday, June 3, 1999
The following is posted on behalf of Martha Segal

    We are presently reviewing storage options for a collection of
    puppets made of polyurethane foam. One option would be to pack
    them in sealed bags with ageless, an oxygen scavenger.  Marvel
    seal or any opaque bags and films are unacceptable. The
    curatorial and collections staff would like to have the puppets
    visible. We would like to hear from colleagues who have similar
    collections or colleagues who have had experience using
    transparent high moisture and oxygen barrier film or bags.  Has
    anyone tried ESCAL tm, available from Conservation By Design
    Limited?   Does anyone know of a Canadian or American Supplier?

    Martha Segal, Conservator,
    Collections, Conservation and Display
    Canadian Museum of Civilization
    C.P.3100, Succursale B
    100 Rue Laurier
    Hull, Quebec
    J8X 4H2
    Fax: 819-776-8300

James Hay, Conservator,
Canadian Museum of Civilization

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:94
                   Distributed: Friday, June 4, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-94-015
Received on Thursday, 3 June, 1999

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