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Subject: Papyrus


From: Leyla Lau-Lamb <laulamb>
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Nicole Gilroy <nicole.gilroy [at] bodley__ox__ac__uk> writes

>Does anyone have experience of mounting collections of fragments
>(such as papyrus, bark etc.) between glass plates? I would
>appreciate any suggestions and advice on types and suppliers of
>glass, appropriate materials for sealing the edges and storage for
>the plates afterwards.

I wrote this paper 3 years ago and maybe it is of some interest:

I am not using any longer Filmoplast P instead Filmoplast SH a self
adhesive, acid free linen tape for closing up the glass. Also I have
not seen any damage to papyri housed directly between 2 sheets of
glass. I have checked with Papyrus Conservator in Berlin at the
Egyptian Museum with more than 40,000 papyri between glass for over
30 years.

Leyla Lau-Lamb
University of Michigan Library
Conservation/Book Repair
837 Greene St./ 3202 Buhr Bldg.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1048
Fax: 734-763-7886

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