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Subject: New site--Database of British Museum Oddy test results

New site--Database of British Museum Oddy test results

From: Capucine Korenberg <ckorenberg<-at->
Date: Friday, November 29, 2013
The British Museum's database of materials test results is now
available online at


It contains the results of the 'Oddy' tests and pH tests carried out
on materials in the Museum during the previous five years.  Some
materials release volatile components (solvents, organic acids etc)
which, in an enclosed space, may reach levels of concentration
capable of damaging objects, corroding metals or harming organic
matter, for example.  Materials testing is carried out to help
determine if materials are safe to use with objects inside
showcases, packing crates or stores.

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