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An Interventive Study of Glycerol Treated Freeze-dried Leather

Sully, D; Suenson-Taylor, K; (1999) An Interventive Study of Glycerol Treated Freeze-dried Leather. In: Bonnot-Diconne, C and Hiron, X and Tran, QK and Hoffmann, P, (eds.) Proceedings of 7th ICOM-CC Working group on Wet Organic Archaeological Materials Conference, Grenoble/France (1998). (pp. pp. 224-231). ARC-Nucléart for the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Committee for Conservation Working Group on Wet Organic Archaeolog: Bremerhaven.

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Abstract

Since 1981 waterlogged leather from excavations in London has been treated by a batch process of glycerol (1,2,3 - propantriol) impregnation followed by freeze-drying. A re-evaluation of this treatment procedure has been taking place over recent years. Treatment performance was monitored and evaluated using a criterion anchored rating scale and results analysed statistically. The results of preliminary work were reported in WOAM 96. Improvements to the criterion anchored rating scale have been made and a protocol for its use determined. The additional use of a rigorous experimental design has enabled close analysis of the data using more powerful statistical techniques. The results show the usefulness of developing this technique to indicate methods of improving treatments. However further work on the development of measurement systems and the development of methodologies to model complex systems is necessary before definitive answers can be given.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: An Interventive Study of Glycerol Treated Freeze-dried Leather
Event: 7th ICOM-CC Working group on Wet Organic Archaeological Materials Conference, Grenoble/France (1998)
Publisher version: http://archives.icom.museum/publications/cc.html
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/56509
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