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Subject: Air fresheners and incense

Air fresheners and incense

From: Jack Ogden <jack>
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Carol Brynjolfson <carolb [at] vanmuseum__bc__ca>

>We will be exhibiting a travelling show next month and have just
>learned that it uses spray air fresheners (Glade?) to provide clues
>to visitors in two separate areas.  The use of the scent is said to
>be integral to the exhibit.  The air freshener is lavishly sprayed
>onto fabric, at the beginning of each day.  Spraying smaller amounts
>at more frequent intervals is apparently difficult without being
>caught in the act by visitors.  In addition, they would like to burn
>incense ...

I've been following the email regarding incense and air-fresheners
in museums and gallery spaces.

Does anybody know of any research into the long-term affects of the
use of incense in churches, cathedrals and such places on "art
objects" in use or on display there?. I'm particularly interested in
how incense might affect the corrosion products on silver and copper
alloys.

Jack Ogden


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