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Journal articleIt has long been established that wood emits volatile organic compounds that can be harmful to museum collections. An online survey was conducted to assess whether museums still used wood and composite wood inside showcases and, should this be the case, what strategies they employed to reduce the risk posed...
Bertolotti, Giulia ; Korenberg, Capucine
BookThis research has revitalized scholarly and scientific research into Roman Period Egyptian mummy portraits and provided a critical tool for understanding their production and influence on the history of art.
Svoboda, Marie ; Cartwright, Caroline
Identifying ancient Egyptian coffin woods from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge using scanning electron microscopyThis chapter presents the results of a major programme of wood identifications of a large number of Egyptian coffins in the Fitzwilliam Museum collection. It exemplifies the range, use and limitations of local woody resources, as well as the selective import of prestige timbers, fundamental to the development of a...
Cartwright, Caroline R.
Journal articleMany museums use elements, such as baseboards and inserts, made of medium density fibreboard (MDF) inside showcases. MDF is manufactured by bonding wood fibres with a resin. It emits volatile compounds that can be harmful to a wide range of museum objects, including formaldehyde. There is currently no entirely effective...
Korenberg, Capucine ; Bertolotti, Giulia