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Silk and metals

From: Hilda Abreu de Utermohlen <h.abreu>
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2003
I would like to know the potential effect of exhibiting underwater
archaeological bronze and silver metal objects over silk-lined
polystyrene mounts, which are placed in open wooden boxes inside the
exhibit case. I am concerned that being silk a sulfur-containing
material, it may corrode the metals in contact with them. But I
couldn't find much in the literature about silk and its effect in

Hilda Abreu Utermohlen
Conservation Consultant
Centro Cultural Eduardo Le0n Jimenes
Ave. 27 de Febrero #146
Santiago de los Caballeros
Dominican Republic
+809 582 2315
Fax: +809 724 7644

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Received on Thursday, 11 September, 2003

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