Testing Materials

Books and products we recommend:

Materials Testing KitMaterials Testing Kit Acid fumes are a danger to any collection. This kit provides information and supplies to aid in the testing of construction materials. The Materials Testing Kit includes 24 glass jars, acid detection strips, tweezers, silver coupons, lead coupons, aluminum foil, 1 sheet of preprinted labels and an instruction manual.

Materials Testing Kit $120.00

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Polished lead 
coupons (24)
$22.15

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Polished silver
coupons (24)
$24.95

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Materials Testing Kit Booklet $15.00

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Museum Materials Sample BookletMuseum Materials sample booklet Ordering archival supplies can be difficult and confusing. This booklet provides sample materials of the most common supplies currently offered and discusses how they are used in museums. Organized by function, the booklet covers rigid materials, padding materials, ties and attachments, barrier materials and "bad" materials.

Museum Materials sample booklet $45.00

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Working with Polyethylene Foam and Fluted Plastic SheetCCI Tech Bulletin #14 Working with Polyethylene Foam and Fluted Plastic Sheet by Carl Schlichting 
Examines several techniques and illustrates a series of basic approaches that have been developed for working with polyethylene foam and fluted plastic. The many detailed illustrations clarify for the reader the fabrication methods described in the text.

Working with Polyethylene Foam & Fluted Plastic $18.00

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NSCC Museum Materials Training Workshop 

Links to related information on other sites:

Methods to test construction materials, housing materials, etc., before use near museum objects or archival materials 
http://www.iaq.dk/papers/tests.htm

1.15 Development of Passive Monitors
for Museum Air Quality Measurements
 
http://www.getty.edu/conservation/science/abstracts/1.15.html

Pollutants - The Inside Danger - Microenvironments 
http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications/newsletters/8_1/env.html

Managing the Environment: An Update on Preventive Conservation 
http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications/newsletters/15_2/feature.html

1.7 Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds 
from Museum Grade Materials.
 
http://www.getty.edu/conservation/science/abstracts/1.7.html