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Subject: Teacher sought for workshop on rubber artefacts

Teacher sought for workshop on rubber artefacts

From: Martina Caruana <martina.caruana>
Date: Monday, December 10, 2007
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I am writing with reference to the ongoing refurbishment project of
the War Museum of Heritage Malta.  This has revealed the necessity
to involve a specialist in the conservation of rubber artefacts of
the WWII period.  Heritage Malta would like to invite such a person
over to conduct a workshop in early March 2008 for its
conservators/graduates in order to be able to proceed with the
conservation of the collection.

The rubber material forms part of artefacts pertaining to World War
I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-45). Such rubber is part of gas
masks mixed with textile and metal, radios mixed with
bakelite/plastic or aeroplane tyres mixed with metal. Therefore we
are dealing with composite artefacts. Neither the manufacturing
process of the rubber nor that of the artefact itself have been
researched by us as yet. Both active and preventive conservation
expertise is necessary.

I would be very grateful if anyone could help us identify an ideal
specialist who would be willing and available to come to Malta for a
short mission in this regard.

Dr Martina Caruana
Director Institute of Conservation and Management of
    Cultural Heritage
Heritage Malta

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:35
                Distributed: Tuesday, December 18, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-35-022
Received on Monday, 10 December, 2007

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