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Subject: Survey on packaging for loans

Survey on packaging for loans

From: Soko Furuhata <sfuruhat<-a>
Date: Friday, September 30, 2005
Survey: Out Going Loan Practices for Works of Art on Paper

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Chail Norton <cnorton<-a t->lacma< . >org> and Soko Furuhata
<sfuruhat<-a t->lacma< . >org> post the following survey to find out if it is
a common practice for conservators to create sealed packages for
paper-based works of art prior to out going loans. Your response
will be used in a statistical manner only and respondents will not
be identified without their permission.

    Your Name:

    A.  Do you place your paper-based works of art in a sealed
        package prior to framing, in preparation for out going

    B.  If yes, what method do you use?

        1) Seal the package using Marvelseal
        2) Seal the package using book tape and Mylar.
        3) Other

        If no, do you practice any special framing/packaging methods
        for out going loans?

    C.  For those who answered "yes" in the previous question:

        a.  Do you use Art-sorb or Desiccant Paper in your package?
        b.  What type and who is the manufacturer?
        c.  How much do you use in a package?
        d.  Where or from whom did your method/procedure originate?
        e.  Have you tested your packages for its effectiveness?

            1.  If yes, what type of procedure did you use?
            2.  Would you be willing to share your data with us?

Please respond to

    Soko Furuhata
    Assistant Paper Conservator
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    Fax: 323-857-4754
    sfuruhat<-a t->lacma< . >org

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:17
                 Distributed: Thursday, October 6, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-17-031
Received on Friday, 30 September, 2005

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