Behind the Scenes in Conservation: A Gift for Conservation

by Conservation

11/19/2015

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Christmas came early for Conservation this week with the arrival of a cold-suction conservation table!  Vacuum suction is an important tool in the conservators’ repertoire as it allows us to gently but evenly hold an object flat under suction, draw solvents through the material being conserved, and control wicking and movement during treatment.  The dome allows for controlled humidification when needed.  Our cold-suction table was purchased with a generous grant from the Stockman Family Foundation.  Stay tuned to see how we use this new equipment to improve our care and treatment of textiles and works on paper.