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THE FIRE AT THE ROYAL SASKATCHEWAN MUSEUM, PART 2: REMOVAL OF SOOT FROM ARTIFACTS AND RECOVERY OF THE BUILDING

SARAH SPAFFORD-RICCI, & FIONA GRAHAM




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Hawks, C.1990. Personal communication. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Henry, A. E.1995. Personal communication. A. E. Henry Enr. Paintings Conservation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Johns, G. S.1991. Personal interview. Johns Construction Ltd., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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SOURCES OF MATERIALS

Dry cleaning sponge, soot sponge, or chemical sponge (vulcanized cis-1,4-polyisoprene, calcium carbonate filler)

University Products

517 Main St.

P.O. Box 101

Holyoke, Mass. 01041

Glass beads (B.T. 13)

Ritchey Supply

1036 Matheson Blvd.

Mississauga, Ontario

Canada L4W 2T9

GP 2000 (proprietary alkaline, hard-surface cleaner)

Esteam Cleaning Systems

1159 40th Ave., NE

Calgary, Alberta

Canada T2E 6M9

Groom/Stick (vulcanized cis-1,4-polyisoprene), Japanese Hake brush (sheep hair), Orvus W.A. Paste (sodium lauryl sulfate), Scum-X (vulcanized hydrocarbon rubber), and Vulpex (potassium methyl cyclohexyloleate)

Talas

568 Broadway

Suite 107

New York, N.Y. 10012

Kilz (proprietary sealant)

Masterchem Industries, Inc.

P.O. Box 368

Barnhart, Mo. 63012

distributed in Canada by General Paint

Webril Wipes (100% cotton)

Veratech (Canada) Inc.

Graphic Arts Products

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4B 1X2


AUTHOR INFORMATION

SARAH SPAFFORD-RICCI received a B.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984 and a master of art conservation from Queen's University in 1986. She was conservator at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum from 1987 to 1991 and then was conservator at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, until 1997. She has studied and worked in conservation laboratories of the Glenbow Museum, Royal Ontario Museum, and the National Gallery of Canada. In 1998, she entered into partnership in a private conservation laboratory, Fraser Spafford Ricci Art and Archival Conservation Inc. in South Surrey, Canada. Address: 2276 134th St., South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, V4A 9T9; sarah@fsrconservation.com

FIONA GRAHAM received a B.A. (Honors) in 1987 and a master's degree in conservation from Queen's University in 1989. She participated in fire recovery during a one-year position at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum She has worked as a conservator for the Musée de Beaux-Arts de Montréal, the Centre de Conservation du Quebec, and the National Gallery of Canada, among others. From 1992 to 1997, she served as collections preservation adviser for the Heritage Services Division, Canadian Conservation Institute. She is currently conservation adviser for the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation in Toronto, Canada. Address: Heritage and Libraries Branch, Cultural Programs Branch, Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation, Government of Ontario, 400 University Ave., 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M7A 2R9; e-mail: fiona.graham@mczcr.gov.on.ca