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Re: The PVA collection

I know someone who works for a major museum and he says that PVA is not
archival. Good PVA may take a long time to show its effects, but he says is
it, in fact acidic. He did not have a good recommendation for a substitute
for most of the things we use PVA for - I don't think wheat or rice paste
would do a very good job on bookcloth.

- Larry

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rikki Mitman [mailto:esmitman@GHG.NET]
> Sent: Friday, December 10, 1999 2:24 PM
> Subject: Re: The PVA collection
> Ok, I know I'm exposing myself as a rank beginner here, but hopefully
> someone will be kind. From somewhere, I've gotten the
> impression that PVA
> and the common white glue (a la Elmer's) are the same thing,
> albeit PVA
> sounds like it's thicker. Is this true?
> Thanks very much,
> Rikki Mitman

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