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Materials and technology

History

Materials

Technology

Silvered Mirrors

Tin-Mercury Amalgam Mirrors

Identification

Deterioration

Conservation and care

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Documentation

Preventive conservation

Interventive treatments

Cleaning

Stabilization

Structural treatments

Aesthetic reintegration

Surface treatments

Other treatments

References

Further reading