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Corrosion: Environments and Industries

Edited by
Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
13C
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-184-9
Publication date:
2006
Book Chapter

Corrosion of Metal Artifacts and Works of Art in Museum and Collection Environments

By
Jerry Podany
Jerry Podany
Paul Getty Museum
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Published:
2006
Page range:
279 - 288
Publication history
September 26, 2006

Abstract

This article presents a general survey of corrosive agents and processes that exist within what are usually considered the protective environments of museums and historic collections. It reviews the corrosion influencing factors, such as humidity, temperature, and light. The article provides a list of pollutants and their sources in museums and collections. It discusses the sources of corrosion, including plastic and wood, sulfur, and carbonyl compounds. The article describes the preservation steps for materials in museum to eliminate the corrosive sources acting on the objects and to avoid other potentially damaging materials.

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Jerry Podany, 2006. "Corrosion of Metal Artifacts and Works of Art in Museum and Collection Environments", Corrosion: Environments and Industries, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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