Glove: Fact or Fiction
To wear gloves or not to wear gloves? This is a question archaeologist and historians have been debating for decades. Traditionally gloves were used when handling all artifacts, but new evidence suggests that wearing gloves might actually do more harm than good.
Read the following statements and try to determine whether they are fact, or just a myth! Once you have your answer, scroll down to see if you are correct!
#1: People have oils in their skin that can be harmful to artifact(s) they handle.
#2: You don’t need to wear gloves when handling manuscripts, touching them is actually good!
#3: You need to wear gloves when handling all textiles and furniture, the wood and fabric will decay if you touch it. Read more