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Subject: Storage of paintings

Storage of paintings

From: Melanie Martin <melanie>
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2000
Our library has inherited a number of very large damaged oil
paintings in heavy gilt frames which we are planning to put into
long term storage until they can be repaired.  Some have glass. We
also have several frames without the paintings in them. I have been
asked to wrap them to protect them from further damage. What is the
recommended material for this? They are very large, some 4 x 6
feet--too large for any packing boxes I have been able to locate.
Some have glass. Bubble wrap or corrugated paper, referred to as
frame wrapping, or something else seems to be the answer, but I
would appreciate advice from anyone on the list with expertise in
this area. I am a book conservator. Also, if there is a resource for
the recommended materials, and any references I could consult for
this information. Thanks in advance.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:33
                 Distributed: Monday, December 18, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-14-33-024
Received on Wednesday, 13 December, 2000

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