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Subject: Torah


From: Lorraine Schnabel <rainyroon>
Date: Monday, January 10, 2000
I have received a request for information about how to modify a
Torah ark to provide better climatological conditions for the two
Torah's inside. The Torah's are parchment, the ink used is gum-based
with a walnut-shell dye. The covers are velvet, and the other
ornamentation is silver.  What are the appropriate conditions for
this range of materials? The greatest concern is that the ink is
flaking off the parchment. Any help would be appreciated.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:39
                 Distributed: Monday, January 10, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-39-020
Received on Monday, 10 January, 2000

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