In gown preservation we use a completely archival box which is acid-free and sulfur-free. Multi-layered construction helps lock out moisture, mildew, moths, dirt and dust. Since the future storage conditions could cause volatile and migrating acids to form, calcium carbonate and alkaline buffers have been added to the paper board to alleviate this deterioration. In addition, lignin, a natural adhesive found in trees, has been removed because of its acidic properties.
The box is hand-assembled and it contains:
- A bosom form, which is acid-free.
- The tissue used is also acid-free.
- A crystal clear viewing window.
- An interior photo holder.
- A beautiful and attractive metallized gold laminated exterior
- A protective double-sided shipping case with shrink wrap
By using this type of storage material, museums are hoping to extend the life of a garment up to 200 years. You have chosen nothing less than the best for your beautiful gown.