A new report looks at fire-resistant fabrics for protecting cultural heritage objects, collections and interiors in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, and Scotland.
The 'Fire Protective Textiles to Minimize Damage to Cultural Heritage Objects' report by The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) was produced on assignment for the Directorate for Cultural Heritage Norway and in cooperation with RISE Fire Research.
The report is the result of a state-of-the-art review of fire-resistant fabrics including cloths, blankets, customised textiles to put over objects, curtains, blinds and other types of fabrics in use for protection against heat and soot damages. Icon members were invited in 2020 to answer questions regarding such fire-resistant fabrics in heritage contexts as a part of the international review.
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