JAIC 1978, Volume 18, Number 1, Article 3 (pp. 10 to 18)
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JAIC 1978, Volume 18, Number 1, Article 3 (pp. 10 to 18)


Dennis Piechota


Thomson, Gary, “Stabilization of RH in Exhibition Cases: Hygrometric Half-time,” Studies in Conservation, Vol. 22, 2, May, 1977.

Mori, John L., “Revising Our Concepts of Museum Research,” Curator, Vol. 14, no. 3, 1972.


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Fome Cor� board is a product of Monsanto Company. It is composed of an extruded polystyrene foam core that has been laminated between two sheets of linear board. The products marketed for artists' use are available in three thicknesses: ⅛″, 3 1/6;″, and �″. The liner used on the ⅛″ and �″ product is 42-pound natural Kraft while the 3 1/6;″ product has a 50-pound white claycoated liner. The pH of the white liner is 5 to 7. The thickness determines structural stiffness, the thicker boards possessing greater stiffness and higher flexural strength. For additional information, contact Mr. William Bruton, Monsanto Company, E3NF, 800 North Lindberg Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri, 63166.

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Occasionally a textile fragment was found to adhere too strongly to one or the other muslin surfaces of its container. This problem was overcome by burnishing the muslin with a hard-surfaced tool so as to compress its nap and thereby decrease its “tooth’ or friction.

Stolow, Nathan, “Fundamental Design for Humidity Sensitive Museum Collections,” Museum News (Technical Supplement), Vol. 44, no. 11, February, 1966.

Stolow, Nathan, “Microclimate: A Localized Solution,” Museum News, Vol. 56, no. 2, November-December, 1977.

Humidicator� paper is a product of the Micro Essential Laboratory Inc., Brooklyn, NY, 11210 and is available through TALAS. At low humidity the paper appears blue and as the humidity is increased it changes color moving gradually to red.

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