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Re: [BKARTS] attaching muslin to vellum pages-AD

Aaron, et.al.

I've used gelatin to attach gold beater's skin to parchment/vellum
folios when guarding the folds of medieval mss. and this is shown
in two videotapes I've produced through Istor Productions, available
through my website:


_Manufacture of Goldbeater's Skin_ and _Elements of Book Conservation:
Manuscript Books_

Moisture, carefully controlled, is not a major problem.


>I am going to out on a limb here, and say that using PVA has a much greater
>chance of adverse affects than BEVA.  The introduction of water (such as
>with a water based adhesive such as any PVA) will cause great amounts of
>change to the parchment, ranging from expansion and contraction, to causing
>permanent translucency in the material.


>Aaron Salik
>20 West 20th Street
>New York, NY 10011
>212-219-0770 Phone
>212-219-0735 Fax

Thompson Conservation Lab.
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, Oregon 97217



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