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Tortoise shell

From: Louise Bacon <bacon>
Date: Friday, February 20, 1998
The conservation dept at the Horniman Museum are now working on a
wide range of objects in preparation for re-display of the
ethnography collections. We would welcome information or references
for treatment of tortoise shell or turtle shell. One object is a
mask from the Torres Straits, where the shell is very thick and has
a leathery appearance. Does anyone have any recommendations for
cleaning methods and adhesives to use on this material? Also has any
analytical work been done on similar objects?

Louise Bacon, Head of Conservation
The Horniman Museum & Gardens
100 London Road, London SE23 3PQ, UK

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