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3. Kailas Abhiman Humane–Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad—Mr. Humane, a chemist by training who heads up the Chemical Conservation Laboratory for a large and diverse collection, learned mechanical methods for cleaning historic silver, which are more easily controlled than chemical treatments. Here he is cleaning a silver tray by the Britain silversmith Paul de Lemarie.

3. Kailas Abhiman Humane–Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad—Mr. Humane, a chemist by training who heads up the Chemical Conservation Laboratory for a large and diverse collection, learned mechanical methods for cleaning historic silver, which are more easily controlled than chemical treatments. Here he is cleaning a silver tray by the Britain silversmith Paul de Lemarie.

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