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Pest infestations in fiberglass sculpture

From: Robin Croskery Howard <robincroskeryhoward<-at->
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Our museum is considering re-installing a large painted fiberglass
work.  For the past five years, it was stored in a truck without any
sort of temperature or humidity controls.  After examination, there
is evidence of both insect and rodent infestation.  I would prefer
not to have it come back inside the museum.  However, this is a
project that both the Museum Director and the Executive Director
would like to see completed and installed in the next three months.

I would prefer to use an anoxic treatment for the pests, rather than
any sort of chemical.  Has anyone ever worked on this sort of
project or have any ideas as to how best to proceed?

Robin P. Croskery Howard
Objects Conservator
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
Big Cypress Seminole Reservation
863-902-1113 ext. 12220


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