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Subject: Mounted horse head

Mounted horse head

From: Sue Valis <suev>
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2000
Would anyone have experience with the conservation of split skin of
a mounted horse's head which is stretched over a plaster substrate.
The specimen had undergone an insect treatment with ethylene oxide
approximately 10 years ago, which has caused the skin to split in
several places (it is believed that the treatment was carried out
under elevated temperature). The remainder of the skin appears
brittle. The specimen needs to be treated for display purposes and
any suggestions for its conservation, including material and
methods, would be greatly appreciated.

Sue Valis
Australian Museum
6 College Street
Sydney NSW 2010
+61 2 9320 6105
Fax: +61 2 9320 6070

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:2
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 29, 2000
                        Message Id: cdl-14-2-025
Received on Tuesday, 20 June, 2000

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