JAIC 1988, Volume 27, Number 2, Article 3 (pp. 87 to 99)
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JAIC 1988, Volume 27, Number 2, Article 3 (pp. 87 to 99)

STORAGE SUPPORTS FOR A BASKET COLLECTION: A PREVENTIVE CONSERVATION APPROACH

Thurid Clark



2 SUPPLIES

  • 4-ply acid-free ragboard for padded support collars
  • 3-ply acid-free, buffered corrugated cardboard, single wall (approximately ⅛″ thick), for construction of boxes and support stands
  • PVA emulsion CM Bond M-2, for gluing boxes
  • 3M hot melt adhesive (glue sticks #3764 - made of ethylene vinyl acetate resin, paraffinic hydrocarbon wax and hydrocarbon resin blended with polyethylene), for gluing polyethylene to itself and to cardboard
  • Ethafoam (expanded polyethylene foam) white, 1″ and 2″ thick in 4′8′ sheets, for making supports
  • 100% cotton knit fabric, for sewing several of the support forms and for covering padded supports
  • Polyester fiber fill in 1″ thick sheets, and in loose form, for stuffing supports.


Copyright 1988 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works