cotton and wool blend as part of an archival mount?

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      Jen Hughes
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      I am new to textile storage, and could use some advice. I received a donation of a lace swatch mounted in an acid-free mat-board covered with an 80% cotton 20% wool blend of fabric. The donor provided a certificate for this mounting, done by an art conservator.

      Is it wise to use wool for conservation material? I would like to seal this assembly in an archival frame with UV glass, but wonder if I would be creating a micro-environment where the wool is off-gassing with nowhere to go except the artifact lace.

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