That metal corrodes is common knowledge, but the interaction of metals with leather and textiles is not as often considered when storing and exhibiting composite objects and costumes. A simple solution of placing archival materials between the metals and the other object can prevent irreversible damage. We will discuss some of these interactions and materials to be considered as barriers.
Rachel Waters is a conservator living in Estes Park, Colorado specializing in composite objects and costume collections. She became a Professional Associate with the American Institute for Conservation in 2010, and has spent the subsequent years working in the Western United States.
This webinar is part of a 2020-2021 webinar series, Hands On! Practical Conservation for the Collections Professional, presented by RC-WR featuring hands-on demonstrations by professional conservators of basic conservation skills that you can put to use with your own collection. Conservators will also lay down some guidelines that show you how to conduct a conservation condition survey and determine when it's time to call in a professional.
This webinar is sponsored by our Tier 1 Sponsor, Crozier Fine Arts - thank you for your support!