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Subject: Glitter


From: Sydney Roby <sroby>
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2002
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    ...  I am an archivist (the only right now) in the office of
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT). Sen. Leahy recently received a
    hand-made card from a senior citizens' center.  Because of this
    card's attractiveness, we'd like to preserve it and possibly use
    it as a display item. We'd like it to be something that people
    can pick up and look at. And, given that it comes from a place
    that the senator has a special relationship with, he will want
    to save the card long term.  The problem is that it has a lot of
    glitter glued to the front that tends to fall off when the card
    is handled.  I don't mind getting glitter on me, but I guess
    some people do.  Also, it could conceivably lose all the glitter
    if handled a lot.  Is there a safe way to preserve the glitter
    without losing the "touchability" and appeal of the card?

    Colleen Mason
    Office of Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (VT)
    Colleen_Mason [at] leahy__senate__gov

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:55
                 Distributed: Friday, February 8, 2002
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Received on Thursday, 7 February, 2002

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