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Subject: Tobacco leaves

Tobacco leaves

From: Jane Foley <jfcfoley>
Date: Friday, February 3, 2006
Helena Jaeschke <helena.jaeschke [at] exeter__gov__uk> writes

Howard Wellman <wellmanconservation [at] comcast__net> writes

>>Does anyone have suggestions for consolidating or otherwise
>>stabilizing what is basically an intact dried botanical specimen
>>that is going to be displayed with no other modifications?
>We've found Paraloid (Acryloid) B72 (copolymer of ethyl methacrylate
>and methyl acrylate) in acetone works well with very desiccated and
>fragile organic material including plant and animal remains and have
>used it to consolidate ancient Egyptian items.

We find Paraloid brings too brittle a result, and darkening. We
suggest Aquazol at 5 to 7% in ethanol or 25% deionised water and
ethanol. It might be efficient to apply in an ultra fine spray.

Inez Litas
Litas Liparini Restoration Studio
823 Main Street
Evanston IL 60202
847 491 0110

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:35
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Received on Friday, 3 February, 2006

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