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Glimpse behind the scenes to see the work conservators do everyday, preserving history
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Conservation Diaries Jul 27
It's holiday time for Conservation Diaries for a couple of weeks. If you'd like to take part and complete 1 year of tweets - email ConsDiaries@gmail.com
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Conservation Diaries Jul 27
Thank you so much Evelyn! Plastics are at the forefront our thoughts for so many reasons these days.
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WomensBookHistory Jul 26
Me: omg! a cat! I should like that tweet Professional Me: this is your professional twitter Me: it's a cat on the internet!! Pro Me: it would be weird if WBHB liked a cat; there's a point to this account that's not your love of soft ears Me: YOOK AT DOS EARS DOH
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Dr Lucie Whitmore Jul 26
What happens when four dress historians go to a shoe exhibition? Lots of very serious conversations about pom-poms, tassels and ribbons, followed by hatching plans for world domination. Plus we all fell in love with these tartan queens.
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Conservation Diaries Jul 26
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sorry images reversed image one is kerosene and asbestos image two is lead and arsenic, image three is matches, mercury and gun powder
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Conservation Diaries Jul 26
Hazards that can lurk in your collection. image one left to right; matches, mercury and gunpowder; image two left to right; kerosene and asbestos; image three left to right; lead and arsenic
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Conservation Diaries Jul 25
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For a conservator this might be too basic but I found it quite helpful
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Conservation Diaries Jul 25
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Thanks for your replies. In Canada CCI has been doing studies into modern material and publishing tech notes which are cery good. still disheartening to know we still are helpless to halt this.
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Conservation Diaries Jul 25
Replying to @anosro @sairarias
We have isolated them and are storing them in the freezer
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Conservation Diaries Jul 25
Replying to @ntmcminn
Very true. Most of our pkastics would probably be some type of cellulose
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Marcus Wardle Jul 25
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I believe I heard of a study being done into the preservation of plastics which is funded with EU grant money!
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Conservation Diaries Jul 25
Replying to @MarcusDWardle
Wow it is like seeing them deteriorate before your eyes
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Conservation Diaries Jul 25
I am hoping that someday a conservator will discover how to stop the degradation of plastic. Image of parts of our cellulose collection. The brush was located beside a mirror that had literally crumbled. The accession number on the brush is also lost with the corrosion.
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Conservation Diaries Jul 24
Replying to @conserve_lfcp
Good luck!
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Arthur Green Jul 24
A tiny sewing frame - part of my teaching collection from the course I ran at the with Aimed at librarians, archivists, and conservators working with historic bindings wanting to understand more about the books they handle.
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Conservation Diaries Jul 24
First damage for the week. Staff are trained well on how to fill out damage reports. Now to repair or replace?
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Conservation Diaries Jul 23
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Conservation Diaries Jul 23
One of our lovely volunteers has a skill for rehousing. Yes I have trained her to look for the right archival grade plastic and paper. This is part of our jewelry collection.
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Conservation Diaries Jul 22
Help I need a conservator! Found this on an organ in our 1890 Anglican church. It did not come to us this way. Yes that is duct tape.
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مانا روانبُد Jul 19
مرمت نسخه‌ی مصور نفیسِ «گلستان سعدی» با کاغذ ژاپنی مخصوص؛ نسخه در اصل کار کارگاه هراتِ بایسنقر میرزا همان که مولانا جعفر آورده بود «امیرخلیل دو موضع دریا را از گلستان موج آب تمام کرده برنگ نهادن مشغول خواهد شد». حالیه در گنجینه‌ی مؤسسه‌ی چستربیتی نگهداری می‌شود.
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