Tips and Tricks: Week 30

Week 30: Keep your hands clean! Rationale: Oils from skin can become embedded to the fabric and dust will collect on it. This will lead to a shorter life span on the object and expensive clean. To review the how list of the Tips and Tricks Click here. Share...

Tips and Tricks: Week 29

Week 29: Use foam or book supports for larger books. Rationale: This will allow the support of the boards right up to the joint with the spine. The weight of the book is taken by the support wedges and not the spine and the joints. They also restrict how far the book...

Tips and Tricks: Week 28

Week 28: Beware the Red Rot Rationale: Red Rot is the result of a reaction between leather and airborne sulfuric acid, formed when sulfur dioxide combines in the atmosphere with oxygen and moisture. It will attack vegetable-tanned leather. The leather ultimately...

Tips and Tricks: Week 26

Week 26: Textiles that have been found to contain insects or mould should be removed isolated from other items. Rationale: This will stop the spread of the infestation or growth of the mould and allow the item to be treated without any harm coming to other items in...
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