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Subject: Impression casts from cuneiform tablets and seals

Impression casts from cuneiform tablets and seals

From: Heather Richardson <heather.richardson<-at->
Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
As a University museum with a heavily researched collection we are
occasionally asked by researchers if they can take impression casts
from objects such as cuneiform tablets or stone seals. At present we
do not give permission for this as we have not found a casting
material we feel comfortable about using and that will not leave a
residue on the object.

A recent request has however made us consider once again our
options. We would be very interested to hear from any museum
colleagues regarding the policy of their institutions on this
subject and also suggestions of a casting material they would feel
confident in recommending.

Heather Richardson, ACR
Head of Conservation
Pitt Rivers Museum
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PP

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:45
                 Distributed: Saturday, April 13, 2013
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Received on Friday, 12 April, 2013

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