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Under the Microscope in the Conservation Lab:
Some examples of current conservation treatments
Adhesives

painted area before treatment
Painted area before treatment (2001.0130)

Painted area after treatment
Painted area after treatment (2001.0130)

Adhesives - Although once supple, painted areas on the flags are now brittle and fragile. Many flags have lost vast areas of paint, while others have large splits within the painted areas. To prevent further loss of the flags and their historical information, conservation-quality adhesive treatments have been used to keep the fragile pieces of flags together.
Small pieces of Stabiltex® coated with an adhesive have been nicknamed “bandaids” and are used to hold pieces together.

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: May 10, 2006
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/btlflags/conservation/conservationDoingExamplesAdhesives.htm

 
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