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Subject: Survey on current trends in leather treatments

Survey on current trends in leather treatments

From: Melissa Straw <melissa<-a>
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2008
The following survey is part of a research project investigating the
current trends in leather conservation and treatment as practiced
libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, private
collections and the retail trade. Participants, regardless of their
background or training, are encouraged to participate in an
anonymous, online survey, available through Friday October 3, 2008,


Participation in this study entails completion of an online
questionnaire which should take approximately 10-20 minutes to
compete. There are no risks to participating in this study beyond
the discomfort you might experience in everyday life. Individual
participants in this research will not directly benefit from
participation. However, findings from the research will help to
illuminate current treatment methodologies in leather conservation
treatment, which will benefit the conservation community at large
through their broader dissemination. This research will be collated
and produced into a short research article for publication in a
journal article and will also be used to help shape an upcoming
chapter on the conservation of leather in the Book Conservation

Completion of the survey indicates your willingness to participate
and that you are at least eighteen years of age. You may print out a
copy of this consent form for your records. If you have any
questions about your rights as a participant in this study, please
contact the University of Illinois Institutional Review Board at
217-333-2670 (collect calls accepted if you identify yourself as a
research participant) or via email at irb<-a t->uiuc< . >edu.

Your participation is greatly appreciated.

    Jennifer Hain Teper
    jhain<-a t->uiuc< . >edu
    Head, Conservation Unit
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Melissa Straw
    mstraw<-a t->uiuc< . >edu
    Conservation Graduate Intern
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:16
                Distributed: Sunday, September 21, 2008
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Received on Thursday, 18 September, 2008

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