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Re-useing foam cut-offs

Foam cut-offs can be used as props for photography or microscopy, in this case a sherd of a Roman glass bottle was propped up to take nice pictures of the artifact with a Dinolite.


This object was conserved as part of a Master course in Conservation and Restoration at the University of Amsterdam and is part of the collection at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden.

Source: Julia Wagner (photo)

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