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Waterlogged leather

From: Maria Grammatou <mgrammat403<-a>
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008
We have found a piece of waterlogged leather together with copper
coins, obviously it must have been a small leather bag. The biggest
fragment is of the size of a thump and it carries some small coins.
There is not enough leather to experiment various treatments. Which
would be the safest procedure somoone could follow so as to preserve
it? Maybe a PEG would be suitable, but which one would be best? The
literature is a bit scary always mentioning procedures that fail and
succeed even for different pieces of the same object. Any help will
be appreciated.

Maria Grammatikou
Conservator
New Museum of Nikopolis
Preveza, Greece


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