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Subject: Collections care equipment

Collections care equipment

From: Vicki Cassman <cassmanv>
Date: Monday, September 27, 1999
Vicki Cassman and Caroline Sakaguchi-Kunioka at University of
Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) are attempting to assemble a collections
care equipment kit, for student training and use and also for loan
out to local museums.  So far, we are looking at purchasing a
Psychrometer, hygrothermograph, visible and UV Light Meter, pH Pens,
cobalt salt strips, and materials for performing Oddy tests.

The museums in the area tend not to have such equipment.  A similar
program in Arizona is very successful, and we think there is a need
here in the Las Vegas area.  The equipment must stand up to some use
and abuse, but still give reliable readings.

The questions we pose are these:

    1.  Have we forgotten anything?

    2.  We are alarmed at the differences in price for UV light
        meters.  Is there a decent, reasonably priced UV meter out

    3.  We are also concerned at prices and qualities of
        hygrothermographs. Which one holds up best?

Vicki Cassman

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:22
               Distributed: Thursday, September 30, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-22-016
Received on Monday, 27 September, 1999

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