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Subject: Deacidification of 19th-century book illustrations

Deacidification of 19th-century book illustrations

From: Sophia Pauk <sophia.pauk>
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2000
The  Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB, National Library of the
Netherlands) wants to extend its mass deacidification program to
nineteenth-century children's books. As these books generally
contain various kinds of polychrome illustrations, the question has
been raised if deacidification treatment may have undesirable long
term effects on this material. With respect to the specific
deacidification process used by the KB, i.e. the Bookkeeper system,
we should like to know if other institutions already have experience
with the treatment of this kind of illustrated publications, and
whether any studies are being done to test the risks involved.

Sophia Pauk
Koninklijke Bibliotheek
PO Box 90407
2509 LK The Hague
The Netherlands

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:44
               Distributed: Wednesday, February 16, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-44-026
Received on Tuesday, 15 February, 2000

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