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Subject: Survey on freeze drying

Survey on freeze drying

From: Vanessa Roth <vanessaroth>
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2000
    **** Moderator's comments: Please respond directly to
    marine_conservation [at] hotmail__com

We are students undertaking a diploma course in Marine
Archaeological Conservation which began in September 2000 and
finishes in December 2001 at the Department of Conservation Studies,
Evitech Institute of Art and Design, Vantaa, Finland.  There are 16
students from Finland and abroad participating in this program which
is funded by the Finnish government to promote the conservation of
underwater shipwrecks.

We are carrying out a survey of freeze drying facilities available
in conservation and associated laboratories around the world.  The
results of the survey will be published in the ICOM-CC WOAM

Please take the time to fill out the survey form.  It will be of
benefit to the subscribers by providing information on the
availability of freeze drying facilities around the world and will
make collaborative ventures possible.

Replies can be sent to: marine_conservation [at] hotmail__com,
faxed +358-9-8235 791, or mailed to:

    Marine Archaeological Conservation Students
    c/- Mr Heikki Hayha
    Evitech Institute of Art and Design
    Lummetie 2
    013000  Vantaa

Freeze Dryer Survey Form

1a. Do you have a vacuum freeze dryer (V.F.D)? ___Y/N___
1b. Do you have a non-vacuum freeze dryer?     ___Y/N___

If you have more than one freeze dryer, please complete a separate
form for each unit.

1c. If you do not have your own freeze dryer, do you have access
one? ___Y/N___

2. If you do own or have access to a freeze dryer, where is it

3. What is the chamber size, make and model number of the freeze
dryer used? If your freeze dryer has been custom built for you how
large is the chamber?

4. Which of the following materials do you dry using a freeze dryer
(please tick)

    Wood___                Ivory___
    Cork___                Bone___
    Bark___                Baleen___
    Basketry___            Horn___
    Textiles___            Leather___
    Rope___                Skin___
    Synthetics___          Feathers___
    Composites___          Other (specify)____________
    Preparation of Display Material___

5. How long have you used a freeze dryer for conservation treatment?

6. How old is the freeze dryer you are using? ___Years

7. How many weeks per year does the freeze dryer operate? ___Weeks

8. Do other institutions have access to the freeze dryer? ___Y/N___

9. If yes, how often do they use the facility per year? ___Weeks

10. Do you use the freeze dryer to treat infested objects? ___Y/N___

11. Can we use your name as a contact for further information about
this freeze dryer?  If not, can you suggest an alternate person?
Please include full contact details for yourself or alternate

12. Do you have staff who are able to maintain the freeze dryer?

13. How many of your staff use the freeze dryer?

14. How important is the freeze dryer for your conservation work
(please underline)? 1     2       3       4       5 not important
very important

15. What is the most common problem with your freeze dryer?

16. How much do you spend annually on repair and maintenance of the
freeze dryer? ___$ US

Thank you for completing this survey.

If you would like further information about this survey please
contact: marine_conservation [at] hotmail__com

Further information about Evitech and the Diploma in Marine
Archaeological Conservation is available on:

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