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Subject: Glass window sign

Glass window sign

From: Barbara Appelbaum <aandh>
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2001
Krista Cooke <museum [at] cancom__net> writes

>We recently received a glass window sign (ca. 1940s) printed with
>black and gold leaf type print.  Much of the gold leaf and some of
>the black are peeling and there are severe losses overall.  Every
>time the sign is moved or has air stirred above it, the peeling
>worsens and small flakes are lost.  It will be a year or more until
>the sign can be seen by a conservator.  As a curator, what small
>steps towards preventative conservation can I take to protect the
>piece. I am concerned about putting any kind of backing onto the
>glass for fear of crushing or creating friction against the curled
>edges of the text.

Re: Krista Cooke <museum [at] cancom__net> and her glass window sign, she
answered her own question.  If handling and air currents disturb the
paint, put the thing flat, paint side up, and create some kind of
cover that does not touch the object to keep away dust and air
currents.

B. Appelbaum


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