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Subject: Dyeing bison hair

Dyeing bison hair

From: Kathy Nanowin <knanowin<-a>
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Our museum has a 37-year old diorama with several bison whose hair
is quite light faded. We would like to try to restore the colour.
Does anyone have experience with this? We are looking to do it
ourselves, in situ. Concerns are: reaction of bison hair to human
hair dyes; effectiveness of other methods, eg. some kind of
paint,possibly delivered as a mist or aerosol. Any advice on which
direction to take would be greatly appreciated.

Kathy Nanowin
Manager, Collections and Conservation
The Manitoba Museum
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:59
                   Distributed: Saturday, May 3, 2008
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Received on Wednesday, 23 April, 2008

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