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Subject: Storing parachute

Storing parachute

From: Andrea Tritton <trit0006>
Date: Monday, September 18, 2006
I am a museum studies student in Ottawa (Canada) doing an internship
in the collections department of the Canadian War Museum.

My project is to figure out a new method of storage for the museum's
parachute collection (mostly World War II era basic canopy
parachutes of varying sizes and fabrics for either personnel or
cargo), to minimize damage and stress on the fabric--probably by
designing some sort of hanging mechanism or structure (rather than
folding them).

I was wondering if anyone on the DistList has encountered this sort
of parachute challenge before, and how you went about resolving it.

Otherwise, I would appreciate any and all ideas and/or suggestions
that might help guide me in this project.

Andrea Tritton
Algonquin College Applied Museum Studies Student

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Received on Monday, 18 September, 2006

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