Ideas for Tap Water Use in Conservation Treatments

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Tap water quality varies by region, and if contaminants are a concern it can be tested. The examples here assume standard drinkable tap water in the United States.

  • Rinsing silver
  • Rinsing salt contaminated ceramics and stone, except for the last few rinses
  • Inpainting on fill material

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This wiki was created and is maintained by the Sustainability Committee (formerly the Committee on Sustainability in Conservation Practice). It is intended to provide information for AIC members and other interested parties. Any treatment should be carried out by a qualified conservator(find a conservator [1]). Please send comments and suggestions for sustainable practices to sustainability(a)conservation-us.org.