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Wax and wax-like materials – the what, where, and how in heritage collections

Abstract

Waxes, both natural and synthetic, are present throughout heritage collections – from archaeological and ethnographic, archival and historical, to traditional and contemporary art. Very often wax-containing objects show degradation issues: analytical chemistry, by allowing us to understand the original composition and the degradation mechanisms of these materials, provides the key to designing appropriate conservation strategies and materials for wax-containing objects in our heritage collections.

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Submitted
16 Mar 2021
First published
27 Apr 2021

Anal. Methods, 2021,13, 2075-2078
Article type
AMC Technical Brief

Wax and wax-like materials – the what, where, and how in heritage collections

Analytical Methods Committee AMCTB No. 103, Anal. Methods, 2021, 13, 2075
DOI: 10.1039/D1AY90035H

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