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Subject: Silicone


From: Helena Jaeschke <helena.jaeschke<-a>
Date: Monday, March 7, 2005
Anita Quye asked about the collections care aspect of silicone

Some years ago we heard of a silicone rubber artwork--the cast of a
tyre tread--which had formed a yellowish stain, possibly silicone
oil leaching out of the rubber itself. At the time, the best remedy
seemed to be to take a mould of the artwork and make a replica in
new silicone rubber as a back-up before attempting to treat the

Helena Jaeschke
Conservation Development Officer
+44 1392 665951
Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Queen Street
Exeter EX4 3RX

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