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Student Conserved Objects on Display at UCLA Library

by shauna — last modified May 01, 2009 01:43 PM

By Shauna K. Mecartea
Date: 5/1/09

Student Conserved Objects on Display at UCLA Library

Lobby case in Charles E Young Research Library

Beginning May 12, 2009, objects that were treated by graduate students of the UCLA/Getty Master's Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials will be on view at the Charles E. Young Research Library in the Lobby case. 

The objects, which are from the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum in Palm Springs, CA, were treated by Conservation graduate students during winter 2007 and 2009. According to the UCLA University Librarian blog, to prepare for the exhibit, which will feature many items made from minimally processed plant materials, the environment in the case is being buffered to a higher-than-ambient relative humidity using a synthetic substance known as silica gel. This will produce an environment similar to one found in many museum collections.

The exhibit opening, which is sponsored by the UCLA Library, Cotsen Institute and the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, will be on May 15, 2009 in the Lobby and Presentation Room. 

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