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Questionnaire on lab design

From: Tiziana Lanave <athosnave>
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2006
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I am working on the design a conservation lab for treatment of
waterlogged wood (a MA thesis) and am looking for all information
about establishing a lab: organization and the management, methods
used for treating the waterlogged wood, facilities (the type of
tanks, the type of freeze-dryer etc.), areas of work, and the number
and the role of workers. I would apply as example the international
conservation laboratory.

I have posed a series of questions to make easy the type of
information. I am hoping to learn.  Feel free to answer the specific
questions, or to provide your feedback in a more "free-form" way.
Please elaborate as much as you can.

    1.  What kind of conservation laboratory do you have? Public or

    2.  Is it linked to outside bodies? Does the lab live off
        private or public funds?

    3.  How big is your laboratory, including the offices?

    4.  How many areas is your laboratory divided into? Please write
        a short description of the areas (size, kind, facilities)

    5.  How many people work in the lab?

    6.  Is your laboratory open to the public?

    7.  What are the activity for the public?

    8.  What conservation treatment of waterlogged wood do you use?

    9.  If you use the PEG or sugar treatment, please describe your

    10. How many tanks have you got? What size and depth?

    11. Do you have a vacuum freeze-dryer? If yes, how many and what

    12. Do you have a conditioned chamber for slow-drying? Please
        describe the construction.

    13. How do you store the waterlogged wood before and after

    14. Do you have an area for wood documentation? What method do
        you use to record a ship (method 1:1; Faro arm, Microscribe,
        Laser scanner 3D)?

    15. What archaeological material do you conserve as well as the
        waterlogged wood? Organic and/or inorganic?

    16. Could you possibly send me some public photo about your
        centre an your activities?

    17. Please provide your contact information

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to
contact me.  Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Tiziana Lanave
Ca Foscari University
Maritime Archaeologist - Conservator
Venice, Italy

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