Gail Gali Beiner

Gail Gali Beiner
Hebrew University of Jerusalem | HUJI · National Natural History Collections

MA (ACR)

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Introduction
Gali Beiner currently works at the National Natural History Collections (NNHC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Gali is a conservator of natural history collections and palaeontology, and does research in Conservation.

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Will printed labels survive prolonged immersion in collection fluids, and, if so, which printing system is preferable: inkjet, laser, or thermal transfer printing? In a world with a wide variety of printers, printing substrates, and printer technologies, the interactions between them very likely affect long-term label preservation in the chemical e...
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Early sites along the Dead Sea Transform (southern Levant), among them the Erq el Ahmar Elephant Site, are key points in understanding hominin and mammal migration out of Africa and into Eurasia. The late Prof. Tchernov had begun an intensive campaign to expose the faunal remains at the site, but unfortunately was unable to conclude his study. Base...
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The so-called “Oddy test” has gained popularity in art and archaeology collections because it is inexpensive to use, and the results are relatively easy to analyze. However, the method is also subjective and does not identify the pollutants. Here we present a modification to the traditional test that addresses these drawbacks and aims at providing...
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Conservation juggles between fieldwork, work at the lab and the requirements of a frequently-visited research collection. Conservators have little control over field conditions, which are mostly directed by the physical conditions, time limitations and budget restraints. In the field, the actual challenge is to understand the physical conditions, t...
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Large bones present their own conservation problems. Three fossil elephant scapulae, received in different states of preservation, demonstrated the difficulties faced by a conservator on a low budget. Considerations included the state of preservation and the need to prepare the objects for research rather than display. Since the elephant finds were...
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The views of Gali Beiner, an art conservator at the Pitt Rivers Museum (PRM) on a more interventive project undertaken to restore Indian mica paintings for display and research requirements, are presented. All the art objects at the PRM are kept in glass drawers to be displayed and stored. Several more objects were added to earlier collections of t...
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With the decision of the 1997 Montreal Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out the use of methyl bromide in developed countries by 2005, interest has been renewed in reappraising thermal methods for eradicating museum pests. Though a quantity of literature exists which investigates the effects of heat and cold on insect mortality, very litt...

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