Cultural Heritage Conservation
 Is the radiation treatement affecting the structure of art objects ?
 
Fungi and bacteria are the most important enemies of cultural objects from museums and archives.

Radiation treatment is an efficient mean of mass disinfection for wood, textile, pellicle, parchment, hay objects, even mummies (Ramses mummy has been treated in this way).

Large packaged objects can be treated in this way, because the radiation is penetrant.

No toxic or radioactive residues remain in the treated item.

At carefully chosen doses the structure or color are not changed

 
Depending of specific item to be treated, one can use well-established safe doses or can make supplementary tests. For instance, before treatment of pellicles from Romanian Film Archives, specific mechanical, optical and free radical tests were performed.

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