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Challenges of Restoration and Storage of a weak Historical Textiles in Uncontrolled Museum Conditions; Practical Applications

Submission: March 09, 2019Published: May 30, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/TTEFT.2019.05.000607

ISSN: 2578-0271
Volume5 Issue2


Historical textiles in uncontrolled storage conditions are presented to many aspects of damages. The historical object under registration number 58Kom Oshim museum, Fayoum. The object in a state of weakness, different type of dirt, stain, missing parts, unconnected yarns. A close examination was done in order to identify the type of fiber, dust, and other damage aspects. Moisturizing processes by using distilled water to eliminate severe dehydration in the historical object. Mechanical cleaning process by using different types of soft brushes to get rid of the dust on the object. Wet cleaning process was done to remove the resistance stain and dirt. Then the drying processes of the object after washing was done. Supporting and strengthening the weak parts was carried out. Rolling storage method was carried out as a temporary method.

Keywords:Textile; Conservation; Examination; Cleaning; Storage; SEM

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