Reply To: Caring for linens

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ginny daley
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I just want to echo Camille’s point that the best course may be to do nothing until you’ve called in an expert.  Take the conservative route, lest you end up with a disentegrating garment like Ed’s example!  And this is true for any type of material (textile, paper, photographic, etc.)  You can get grant funding for conservation consultations from NEH http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-assistance-grants-smaller-institutions

Ginny