Monthly Archives: May 2013

My Metal Object Treatment

Post by Ahmed. A copper dish coated with tin had dirt and residues of food on the surface. I used mechanical cleaning to remove the dust from the surface under the microscope.   After that I used calcium carbonate and water … Continue reading

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Testing for salts in pottery.

Post by Barnadet. This pottery jar with a spherical shape has a circular base and brown stripes on the body (registration number IM222239 – Iraqi Museum).  I worked on testing for soluble salt by using distilled water after taking a … Continue reading

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Examining and Storing a New Textile

Post by Ali. When a new textile comes into the museum, it needs to be examined before storing it.  For that we need to follow these steps: The textile is placed on a table and examined thoroughly in search of anything that … Continue reading

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Test strips

Post by Nyan Test for nitrates (NO3)  soluble salt Equipment Nitrate test paper Distilled water Dropper I put two drops of distilled water on the jar and then put the test strip (nitrate test paper) on the jar and held … Continue reading

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Microscopic Examination

Post by Hashem. Examining an archaeological artifact under the microscope for inspection to study its condition.  Is it deteriorated or not ? Has it it reacted with the surrounding environment or with other substances or not?  We also investigate the … Continue reading

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Conservation Photography

Post by Sara Photography of the object (before, during and after treatment).  This kind of documentation serves as a visible record and also to show the materials and the techniques used for conservation It will also be of a great value … Continue reading

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