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Subject: Disaster recovery

Disaster recovery

From: Atsuko Yeh <atsukoyeh>
Date: Friday, July 27, 2001
On July 24, one of the exhibit galleries of the National Museum of
Prehistory (NMP) in Taitung, Taiwan went on fire due to the
electricity of light in the exhibit case. After two-hours of
burning, the fire was finally put out. Over 50 objects in the
exhibit gallery were burn down, including 50 aboriginal artifacts
and five canoes. Although the fire wall successful isolated the fire
in the gallery, the artifacts in the other exhibit galleries was
severely damaged by the heavy black smoke.

The NMP is currently seeking for experienced conservators to help us
for the artifact and textile conservation evaluation and emergency
treatment for smoke damage.  The conservator specialized in
textiles, artifacts (ethnographic and archaeological artifacts) are
needed. Any suggestion regarding recovery cleanup and emergency
treatment for object is highly appreciated.

Contact:

    Chian-Jin Yeh
    Collection Manager
    National Museum of Prehistory
    Department of Research and Collection
    No. 1 Museum Rd. Taitung, Taiwan 950
    886-89-382000 #22595
    Fax: 886-89-381199
    cjyeh [at] nmp__gov__tw


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Received on Friday, 27 July, 2001

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