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Subject: Offgassing from MDF

Offgassing from MDF

From: Vicki Warden <vicki>
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2000
The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery are preparing to relocate
the gallery to a new site.  The gallery will be housed in a an
existing concrete building that will be renovated specifically for
the purpose.  The design for the new gallery is currently being
finalised.  The architects have recommended the use of a sandwich of
plasterboard and MDF to be used for the internal walls.  Artworks
will be hung on the plasterboard, therefore will not come in direct
contact with the MDF.  We are naturally concerned about the amount
of gas emission likely to be given off by the MDF.  Does anyone have
any comments to make on this proposal?  Can anyone suggest a good
article explaining the dangers of using MDF in a gallery situation
that we can show to our architects?

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:42
                Distributed: Wednesday, February 2, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-42-029
Received on Tuesday, 1 February, 2000

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