Climate, insects threaten Kerala’s Museum Heritage – Oct 2009

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By Madhusree Chatterjee

New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The tropical climate, which encourages insects, is a big stumbling block in the conservation of Kerala’s tangible cultural heritage, says a prominent Australian conservationist of Indian origin who is against the use of chemicals to kills pests in museums.

“Places like Kerala are rich in culture but do not have the necessary expertise to preserve it,” Vinod Daniel, a native of Chennai who is chairman of AusHeritage, told IANS here.

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