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Heating museum materials

From: Paul Storch <paul.storch>
Date: Monday, March 11, 2002
In response to an inquiry about heating museum object materials for
pest mitigation, Howard Wellman mentioned a seminar that he attended
on a proprietary process.  He is referring to the Thermo-Lignum

Roy Thomson, Director of the Leather Conservation Centre,
Northampton, England, has written an article on that subject and
process in the Leather Conservation News.  It is entitled "The
Effect of the Thermo-Lignum Pest Eradication Treatment on Leather
and Other Skin Products", LCN Volume 11, Numbers 1 and 2, Summer and
Fall, 1995, ISSN 0898-0128.

Mr. Thomson originally presented his research data on this topic at
the Interim Meeting of the ICOM Working Group: Conservation
Leathercraft and Related Objects, Amsterdam, April, 1995 and in the
"Proceedings" publication of that meeting. The method was originally
developed by Herr Werner von Rotberg in Heidelberg, Germany in 1992.

Paul S. Storch
Senior Objects Conservator/Section Head; Managing Editor-Leather
Conservation News
Daniels Objects Conservation Laboratory (DOCL)
B-109.1, Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. West
St. Paul, MN  55102-1906
Fax: 651-297-2967

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:62
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