Repairing a human skeleton.

Post by Nyan.

Dry cleaning.

Dry cleaning.

1. Dry cleaning with a soft brush to remove the dust and dirt.  We just use dry cleaning because the bone is so fragile we cannot wet clean.

2. Broken pieces were identified for repair.

3. For each break a base layer of 10% Acryloid B-72 was applied to both sides of the break.  Then 50% Acryloid B-72 adhesive was applied to one side of the break and the joins aligned. 

Applying a primer layer.

Applying a primer layer.

Gluing the two fragments.

Gluing the two fragments.

4. Each repair was allowed to dry with the break aligned horizontally.

The join should dry horizontal.

The join should dry horizontal.

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The Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage is a place where people from around the world come to learn and teach about how to care for the heritage of Iraq.
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