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Subject: Iron gall ink corrosion on silk

Iron gall ink corrosion on silk

From: Barbara Borghese <barbara.borghese>
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2003
I have recently received an album dated 1865. The album contains 65
drawings executed in ink on silk. Two types of inks have been
identified, one of them being iron gall. The drawings are showing
the typical signs of corrosion associated with iron gall ink,
similar to the ones normally observed on paper. I would be
interested in hearing from conservators/scientists investigating
iron gall ink corrosion specifically on silk and possible approaches
to treatment.

Barbara Borghese
Paper Conservator
The British Library

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:42
                 Distributed: Friday, November 14, 2003
                       Message Id: cdl-17-42-029
Received on Wednesday, 5 November, 2003

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