JAIC 1995, Volume 34, Number 1, Article 6 (pp. 77 to 83)
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JAIC 1995, Volume 34, Number 1, Article 6 (pp. 77 to 83)

RESCUING WATER-DAMAGED TEXTILES DURING THE LOS ANGELES RIOTS

DUBRAVKA TURKOVIC-KISELJEV



1 INTRODUCTION

During the period of urban unrest in Los Angeles from April 29 to May 2, 1992, a portion of the costume and textile study collection belonging to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) was subjected to water damage. The damage occurred in an off-site storage area, access to which was not immediately available due to the concern for staff safety. This paper describes the course of action and the rescue effort.


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