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[BKARTS] Query: fighting insects in original book plates



Dear Book Art Enthusiasts,
Thank you to those who have already responded with good suggestions to this problem.
Can anyone suggest a way to eliminate various types of insects including some that shed skins? They populate about 50 original book plates, each ca 22 x 45cm or 9 x 18 inches that were stored incorrectly. The individual book plates pretty much cover the colour spectrum, and the materials used for making these plates for a cookery book range from dried food items, such as citrus fruits, flower petals, tortillas, pulses, herbs and spices to various mostly woven natural fabrics. Many plates involve beads and glittery materials. Text was ink jet printed on paper or hand written with felt tips on coarse weave paper. All plates are backed with grey card, some of which show bore holes and other signs of insect life. There are no signs of mould or similar, and there is no excessive moisture.
We would be grateful for any advice to get rid of these bugs whilst limiting damage to the plates. Could perhaps anyone also share their ideas for storing these plates?
Happy regards
Astrid Wendelstigh
for and on behalf of www.ENDpapers.co.uk
2 Norman Court
York
YO1 7HU

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