The members of the Organic Lab at GEM Conservation Center are conducting diagnostic analysis on the textile artifacts using a digital microscope, which has a high magnification capability of up to 2000x. The analysis helps the members gain more information about the current condition of the textile.
During the first stage of the analysis, they started by checking the surface of the artifact to identify any previous conservation processes that were done to the object.
Using the digital microscope, experts document the condition of the stitches and any materials that are foreign to the fabric after the first stage. These foreign materials include salts, fungus and dead insects that remained inside the fabric after the fumigation process.
The team analyzes all the new information to meticulously document the targeted artifacts.