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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


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