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Subject: Preservation of modern materials

Preservation of modern materials

From: Christina H. Tengner <christina.hallden.tengner<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2005
The Swedish Air Force Museum and The Army Museum are in the process
of preserving an airplane (a DC-3) salvaged from the Baltic Sea in
2003. It was shot down in 1953 and is an object of great historical
value as a part of the history of the Cold War. It is also a
representation of a single event of major public interest.

We are now searching for similar objects and projects concerning the
preservation of modern materials such as aluminium, electronic
components, rubber and plastics and a range of organic materials
salvaged from a salty environment. We are interested in the entire
preservation process from "first aid" such as removal of chlorides
from a large object, surface treatment, cleaning of organic
materials, storage and display.

Information on related cases would be much appreciated.

Christina H. Tengner
Box 14095
104 41 Stockholm

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:40
                 Distributed: Monday, February 28, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-18-40-029
Received on Tuesday, 22 February, 2005

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