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Subject: Display cases

Display cases

From: Jodie Lee Utter <jodie.utter>
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2007
Currently our museum is experiencing various stages of fogging on
the inside glass of our 2-6 year-old freestanding display cases. We
are using Glasbau Hahn manufactured casework and displaying mostly
bronze sculpture, but also have found fogging within casework of
non-metal sculpture. We have used effective solutions for cleaning,
but find the fogging to return within a few months each time. We
have experienced the problem within cases containing fabric covered
metal display platforms, as well as fabric and painted platforms.
Our problem exists in 2-year old cases as well as 6 year old cases.
Before we travel down the road of further testing and elimination of
suspect variables, I am wondering if anyone has had a similar
experience and has either further tested or found suitable solution.

Jodie Lee Utter
Conservator of Works on Paper
Amon Carter Museum
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ft. Worth, TX  76107

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:50
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Received on Thursday, 12 April, 2007

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