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dc.contributor.authorAllington-Jones, L
dc.identifier.citationAllington‐Jones, L. (2008). A New Method for the Restoration of Palaeontological Specimens Mounted in Canada balsam. NatSCA News, Issue 14, 28 ‐ 32.
dc.description.abstractMany museums contain slides mounted with Canada balsam. If this resin is poorly prepared, it can become crazed. Examples can be found within the British Type Graptolite Collection at the Natural History Museum, London. These are delicate dendroids prepared using the transfer technique. A search of the available literature and communication with museum workers highlighted suggestions for methods to rescue the cracked slides. These methods were tested, and the most suitable method proved to be a double transfer technique utilising carbowax. This technique may be used to rescue any specimen which is mounted in Canada balsam and which possesses an exposed surface. It is particularly important for the conservation of fragile specimens.en_US
dc.publisherNatural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA )en_US
dc.titleA New Method for the Restoration of Palaeontological Specimens Mounted in Canada balsamen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journalNatSCA Newsen_US
dc.identifier.startpage28 - 32en_US
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Core Research Laboratories
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Core Research Laboratories/Conservation Centre
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Functional groups
pubs.organisational-group/Natural History Museum/Science Group/Functional groups/Facilities Support
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elements.import.authorAllington-Jones, Len_US
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dc.subject.nhmCanada balsamen_US
dc.subject.nhmBritish Type Graptolite Collectionen_US
dc.subject.nhmPalaeontological specimensen_US

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