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Subject: Removing asbestos backings

Removing asbestos backings

From: Sally Woodcock <mail>
Date: Monday, April 26, 2004
A collection of twentieth-century paintings on thin cardboard was
mounted on cement asbestos board with an unidentified glue at some
time in the 1970s. Although in general the asbestos remains in good
condition, the gallery which owns the paintings would like to remove
and dispose of it.  Does anyone have any experience of the removal
of asbestos backings and/or suggestions as to how it could be
achieved while maintaining the safety of both the paintings and the

Sally Woodcock

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:68
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 4, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-68-009
Received on Monday, 26 April, 2004

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