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Identifying factors causing damage to welsh coal mining collections

Henderson, Jane ORCID: and Thompson, Ceri 1997. Identifying factors causing damage to welsh coal mining collections. Presented at: Industrial Collections Care and Conservation, Cardiff, 9-11 April 1997. Published in: Dollery, Diane and Henderson, Jane ORCID: eds. Industrial Collections Care and Conservation. Cardiff: Council of Museums in Wales and United Kingdom Institute for Conservation,

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A Burning Issue, is the Council of Museums in Wales’ survey of coal mining collections held in Welsh museums. The research undertaken offered a unique opportunity to research historical and technical details of the collections. It was also possible to investigate the condition of the objects and the factors which may have contributed to this. The paper outlines the survey method. This includes an assessment of the validity of the data collected and a discussion about identifying the critical factors from the survey affecting the decay of the collections. Analysis of the results allowed comparisons of object condition with a number of criteria. This comparison leads to a demonstrable correlation between physical protection and environmental conditions and the level of damage to mining collections in Wales.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: survey, condition, collection, wales, industrial, mining, coal, museum, conservation
Publisher: Council of Museums in Wales and United Kingdom Institute for Conservation
ISBN: 1871656346
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 August 2018
Date of Acceptance: 1997
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 14:12

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