#AskACurator with Bob Genheimer, George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology

#AskACurator with Bob Genheimer, George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology

By: Bob Genheimer, George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology

Bob Genheimer, our George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology, answers your questions about the job of a curator and archaeologist.

Termite Damage

Preservation Tip: Dealing With Insect Damage

Insects are attracted to materials containing cellulose. Paper-based collections (documents, books, newspapers) contain cellulose and need to be protected from insect attack. Storing collections in cool dry spaces is preferable because there is a link between higher temperature and relative humidity, and increased insect activity.

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