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Insect infestation in wooden icon

From: Valerie Tomlinson <valerie_tomlinson<-a>
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Anne Lane <alane [at] charlottemuseum__org> writes

>I received a heads-up today that I will be receiving a call
>concerning a possible insect infestation in a wooden icon. I am
>assuming it is painted on wood, possibly with gold leaf. I have no
>idea about its age, country of origin, etc. My question concerns the
>two major methods of treating insect problems that I am aware of,
>freezing and anoxia.

What about nitrogen? I know nitrogen gas has 0 humidity right out of
the bottle, so you would have to control the humidity in the

Valerie Tomlinson
former conservator

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:65
                   Distributed: Sunday, June 15, 2008
                       Message Id: cdl-21-65-008
Received on Tuesday, 10 June, 2008

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