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Human skin

From: John E. Simmons <jsimmons>
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2002
Sandrine Decoux <sdecoux [at] nmgw__ac__uk> writes

>I have found references to the use of tanned human skin for
>bookbindings and other objects, but nothing like this work. We
>would like to know if anyone has come across anything similar, and
>be very grateful for what conservation advice you can give us.

You might want to check:

    Storch, Paul. 1987.
    Curatorial care and handling of skin materials:  Part II.
    Semi-tanned skin.  Conservation Notes #18 (February).

John E. Simmons
Natural History Museum and
Historical Administration and Museum Studies Program
University of Kansas
1345 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, Kansas 44045-7561

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