S05E07: Publishing Your Work

How and why should conservators publish their work? Who are we trying to reach and why does it matter? Kloe quite likes the established conference paper or journal article routes while Jenny prefers Twitter papers, blogs, and methods without paywalls. Christina tries to demystify the publication world and talks us through the stages of publishing a traditional article. Also tune in for a review of ‘Cultural Heritage Marketing: A Relationship Marketing Approach to Conservation Services’ by Izabella Parowicz, and a Dear Jane about mid-career futures.

00:00:40 News in brief
00:15:16 Perceptions from university
00:24:05 Considering your audience
00:34:48 We need students!
00:36:18 Finding the time
00:41:18 How do you publish an article?
00:57:44 Conservation abstract databases
01:00:19 Open source publishing
01:02:22 Review: ’Cultural Heritage Marketing – A Relationship Marketing Approach to Conservation Services’
01:06:49 Dear Jane
01:15:22 Questions, comments, and corrections

Show Notes:
– ‘Machine Learning Brings Old Paintings and Photos to Life’ via Tech Crunch: https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/mona-lisa-frown-machine-learning-brings-old-paintings-and-photos-to-life/
– The Rosetta Project: https://rosettaproject.org/
– The Long Now Foundation: http://longnow.org/
– Conservation Dist List archive: http://cool.conservation-us.org/byform/mailing-lists/cdl/
– Studies in Conservation: https://www.iiconservation.org/publications/sic
– Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/
– ’Can Conservators Read (Or Write)?’ by Velson Horie (2007): https://icon.org.uk/system/files/icon_news_8_january_2007.pdf
– Kloe’s joint paper with Jane about communicating hazards: https://collectionforum.org/doi/pdf/10.14351/0831-4985-29.1.49
– Jenny’s Twitter paper on museum gel: https://twitter.com/curatedjenny/status/916252990364901376
– Christina’s publishing workshop in Cambridge: https://www.museums.cam.ac.uk/events/publishing-conservation
– Journal of the American Institute of Conservation: https://www.culturalheritage.org/publications/journal-(jaic)
– Journal of Paper Conservation: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/yjpc20/current
– The Picture Restorer: https://www.bapcr.org.uk/the-picture-restorer/
– Museums Journal: https://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal
– Museum Practice: https://www.museumsassociation.org/museum-practice
– Coré (in French): http://sfiic.free.fr/publications/core.html
– Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies: https://www.jcms-journal.com/
– e-Conservation Journal: http://e-conservation.org
– Heritage Open Access Journal: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/heritage
– CeROART: https://journals.openedition.org/ceroart/
– ICCROM list of open access resources: https://www.iccrom.org/news/new-conservation-resources-open-access
– AATA Online: http://aata.getty.edu/Home
– BCIN: https://www.bcin.ca/
– Cultural Heritage Marketing: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030002862

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S05E06: Touchy Feely

We talk about the importance of touch: intentional and sometimes unintentional touching, what touch means to us as conservation professionals, and how we can facilitate access (particularly for visually impaired audiences). How do you go about setting up a touch tour? How do we encourage or discourage touch? Christina interviews Liz Pye about her work around touch and object handling, and we’ve got a couple of reviews of the recent AIC conference too!

00:00:21 Touch and handling where we work
00:16:34 Setting up a touch tour
00:36:48 But what about damage?
00:40:22 Why is our touch allowed?
00:44:06 Replicas for handling
00:45:48 Professional touch
00:50:23 Interview with Liz Pye
01:14:16 Reviews of AIC conference
01:30:16 Patreon shout-out

Show Notes:
– Touch in Museums – Policy and Practice in Object Handling: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/touch-in-museums-9781847882387/
– The Power of Touch – Handling Objects in Museum and Heritage Context: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Touch-University-Archaeology-Publications/dp/159874304X
– Conservation and Access (IIC 2008 London Congress): https://archetype.co.uk/our-titles/iic-2008-london-congress/?id=140
– Viscovery Days at the Science Museum: https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/viscovery-days
– Blog about the touch tour Christina helped create: https://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum/news/conservation/2015/11/17/please-touch-the-objects-planning-our-first-touch-tour/
– Living Paintings: https://www.livingpaintings.org/
– Sounds of Roman Egypt project: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/projects/researching-sounds-roman-egypt

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S05E05: Portfolio Extravaganza

Please take a seat in the waiting area as we have a little chat about the all-important topic of portfolios as part of recruiting conservators: what makes a good one, what format should it be, and what do we put in ours? We’re joined by guest host Julia Jabłońska, an emerging paintings conservator, as we try to figure out what people want. Also tune in for an interview with Tamsin Russell from the Museums Association about interview confidence, a Dear Jane about PhD studies, and a special guest review from William Tregaskes of ’Always Time for Coffee’ by Kate Minchin.

00:00:39 News in brief
00:08:23 So what are conservation portfolios?
00:12:13 Academic work vs employment portfolio
00:16:42 Inspiration and anxiety
00:19:42 Do you put ’personality’ into yours?
00:36:31 Going digital
00:40:37 Twitter responses
00:52:55 Review of EPN portfolio workshop
00:55:38 Interview with Tamsin Russell, professional development officer
01:07:34 Review: ‘Always Time for Coffee’
01:12:20 Dear Jane
01:18:41 Patreon shout out
01:19:47 Comments, questions, and corrections

Show Notes:
– Meet-up at #Icon19: https://www.facebook.com/events/334625240523009/
– ICOM working on a new definition of museum: https://icom.museum/en/news/the-museum-definition-the-backbone-of-icom/
– Fire at Notre Dame: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/20/notre-dame-fire-uk-ready-to-share-conservation-expertise
– About the EPN: https://icon.org.uk/groups/emerging-professionals-network/about-the-epn
– ICON Emerging Professionals Network on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307825550045272/
– S02E04 Emerging Professionals 2: http://thecword.show/2017/10/04/s02e04-emerging-professionals-2/
– Always Time For Coffee: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07N5MB5F5/

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S05E04: Working with Communities

Join us as we explore the topic of working with communities of all sorts: from source communities to new audiences. How can conservators work with community groups? How can museums be more welcoming to diverse audiences? Can we take collaboration outside of the museum walls? We talk to Rachel Hand and Ali Clark about their work at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and to Francis Lukezic about the Nunalleq Project. Also tune in for a Dear Jane about archaeological exhibitions and a Parisian book review!

00:00:37 Our experiences of working with communities
00:07:31 What do we mean by community anyway?
00:14:18 Interview with Rachel Hand and Ali Clark
00:41:53 Relinquishing control and growing collaboration
00:48:02 What is value? What are we conserving?
00:49:25 Interview with Francis Lukezic
01:05:29 Active collecting from groups
01:08:31 Review: ‘The Littler Museums of Paris’
01:12:12 Dear Jane
01:18:15 Patreon shout-out

Show Notes:
– Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: http://maa.cam.ac.uk/
– Pacific Presences project: http://maa.cam.ac.uk/pacific-presences/
– Nunalleq – Archaeological Excavation and Conservation Lab: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/geosciences/departments/archaeology/archaeological-field-school-in-quinhagak-alaska-281.php
– Nunalleq Project Blog: https://nunalleq.wordpress.com/
– GoFundMe for Nunalleq Culture & Archaeology Center: https://www.gofundme.com/nunalleq
– The Little(r) Museums of Paris: https://www.runningpress.com/titles/emma-jacobs/the-littler-museums-of-paris/9780762466405/
– Unravelling the Past: https://caerheritageproject.com/2014/07/30/unravelling-the-past-one-scroll-at-a-time-new-blog-by-sara-brown/
– Roman Lead Sheet Treatment Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAYdpFKE60A&feature=youtu.be
– Conserving the Curse Tablet: http://archaeologicalmuseum.jhu.edu/the-collection/object-stories/a-roman-lead-curse-tablet/conserving-the-curse-tablet/
– ‘Archaeologist Dana Goodburn-Brown set to conserve Roman scroll’ via Kent Online: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/archaeologist-dana-goodburn-brow-a61087/
– Rare Runic Stone Discovery: https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/news/rare-runic-stone-discovery

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S05E03: Contemporary Art

We’re joined by guest host Sarah Potter as we have a chat about working with contemporary art. Jenny interviews Julia Nagle about the joy of colour and solvent free studios, and Kloe talks to Ann French about problem solving and how to share your knowledge. Also tune in for a special training review by Anthi Soulioti (including an interview with Vivian van Saaze), and a review of the West Dean plastics course by Kloe.

00:00:37 What is contemporary art?
00:05:51 Our experiences
00:15:33 Unusual materials and artist involvement
00:21:22 Do we need conservators for this?
00:25:01 Challenges of display
00:31:23 Interview with Julia Nagle
00:48:59 Choice of art materials
00:52:07 Resources and training
00:53:36 Interview with Ann French
01:03:24 Review of recent contemporary art conservation events by Anthi Soulioti
01:07:46 Interview with Vivian van Saaze
01:16:14 Review of West Dean’s plastics course

Show Notes:
– Jorge Otero-Pailos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Otero-Pailos
– Ethics of Dust (2016 article): https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/jun/29/the-ethics-of-dust-jorge-otero-pailos-westminster-hall-artangel
– Jeff Koons: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Koons
– Marc Quinn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Quinn
– ‘Marc Quinn Will Draw Two Tons of Blood From Refugees, Kate Moss, and Others for a New – Artwork to Raise Awareness About the Migrant Crisis’ in ArtNet News: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/marc-quinn-blood-refugee-statue-1378570
– ’Blood Sculpture May Be Ruined’ via The Guardian (2002): https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/jul/04/arts.artsnews
– Damien Hirst: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damien_Hirst
– ‘Damien Hirst’s preserved carcasses leaked formaldehyde gas, study claims’ via The Guardian (2016): https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/apr/21/damien-hirsts-preserved-carcasses-leaked-formaldehyde-gas-study-claims
– Evaporation by Tania Kovats: https://capefarewell.com/latest/events/67-news/875-lovelock-3.html
– Julia Nagle: https://www.julianagle.com/
– Barry Finan: https://venturearts.org/artists/barry-anthony-finan/
– Posca pens: https://www.posca.com/en/range/
– Lightfastness tests on art materials: https://www.theenchantedgallery.com/lightfast.html
– ICON Contemporary Art Network: https://icon.org.uk/groups/contemporary-art-network
– INCCA: https://www.incca.org/
– West Dean conservation courses: https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/short-courses/courses?type=short&category=Conservation
– NACCA: http://nacca.eu/
– Whitworth Art Gallery: http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/
– Vanishing Point – The Curation and Preservation of Virtual Reality: https://www.dpconline.org/events/past-events/vanishing-point
– Lives of Net Art workshop: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/lives-net-art
– NACCA Conference 2019: http://nacca.eu/conference-2019/

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S05E02: Couriering

Buckle up as we go on a ride exploring the topic of couriering and the art of escorting an object on loan: from low-glam trips to prestigious treks across the globe! What’s involved? Who gets to go? What if something goes wrong? Kloe documents her first courier trip to Brussels and Christina shares her various conservation adventures. Also tune in for a Dear Jane that unexpectedly turns into Dear Fletcher!

00:00:22 Announcement: #Icon19 meet-up!
00:00:56 What do we mean by couriering?
00:03:31 Our experiences of couriering
00:11:41 Who pays for loans, anyway?
00:15:40 Lending pressures and object fatigue
00:22:23 Kloe’s courier trip to Brussels
00:41:48 When things don’t go to plan
01:01:03 Modes of transport and financial compensation
01:06:22 The perks of the job (and some drawbacks)
01:11:02 Listener stories
01:13:36 Dear Jane
01:18:02 Patreon shout-out
01:19:10 Questions, comments, corrections: digitization and acknowledgements

Show Notes:
– Making Collections Effective (2007): https://www.museumsassociation.org/download?id=14112
– ‘The mummy of all Tutankhamun shows will land in London’ via The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/feb/21/largest-ever-tutankhamun-display-coming-to-london
– House of European History: https://historia-europa.ep.eu/en
– Restless Youth exhibition at HEH: https://historia-europa.ep.eu/en/restless-youth
– Fashion & Lace Museum: http://www.fashionandlacemuseum.brussels/en
– BELvue (Museum of Democracy): https://belvue.be/en
– NatSCA blog ‘Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be?’ by Paolo Viscardi: https://natsca.blog/2017/02/28/neither-a-borrower-nor-a-lender-be/
– ‘Server crash takes out rich digital archive at Memorial University’: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/mun-digital-archives-wiped-out-1.4787960
– ‘A visit to the CBC archives, on the eve of destruction’: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/article-15-million-digitization-project-for-cbc-archives-upsets-some-critics/
– ‘CBC says it will carry on with destruction of broadcast archives once digitized’: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/cbc-says-it-will-carry-on-with-destruction-of-broadcast-archives-once-digitized

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S05E01: Wet Stuff

We’re joined by guest host Johanna Sandström as we embark on an adventure with brown soggy stuff: from waterlogged wood and leather to mudlarking and replica toilet seats! We interview Mags Felter from York Archaeological Trust, Kim Roche from MSDS Marine, and Luisa Duarte from Museum of London. Also tune in for a review of ’Preserving Vasa’ and a Dear Jane about university admissions!

00:00:53 News in brief
00:05:34 Our experiences with wet stuff
00:14:56 Interview with Mags Felter
00:33:36 Sulphur is a real pain
00:37:37 Interview with Kim Roche
00:52:27 Interview with Luisa Duarte
01:07:20 Books in bogs
01:14:13 Textiles in ice cubes
01:15:06 Waterlogged rubber?!
01:17:16 Dear Jane
01:21:52 Review: ’Preserving Vasa’
01:26:52 Patreon shout-out

Show Notes:
– 14th ICOM-CC Wet Organic Archaeological Materials (WOAM) Working Group Conference: http://www.woam2019.org.uk
– Town hall debate now available as a bonus episode: http://thecword.show/2019/03/01/bonus-episode-diversity-discussion-panel/
– AIC re-branding: https://www.culturalheritage.org/
– The Nordic Museum: https://www.nordiskamuseet.se/en
– Vasamuseet: https://www.vasamuseet.se/en
– The Mary Rose: https://maryrose.org/
– The National Museum of Denmark: https://en.natmus.dk/museums-and-palaces/the-national-museum-of-denmark/
– York Archaeological Trust: https://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/
– London Mudlark: https://www.facebook.com/LondonMudlark/
– Rooswijk 1740 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rooswijk1740
– MSDS Marine: https://msdsmarine.com/en/home/
– Protected wreck pilot programme: https://msdsmarine.com/en/nextpwageneration/
– Museum of London: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london
– 12th-century three-person loo seat goes on display: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/feb/13/helles-toilet-12th-century-three-person-loo-seat-goes-on-display
– ‘The methodology used for dewatering the vellum from the Faddan More Psalter’ from JAIC: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19455224.2012.744678?fbclid=IwAR3pvvoeLLoRbQuTuCW-ndsjGKzywOvJRtAaAQs7pG5wC6AjnddvUn31RqI&instName=University+of+Cambridge&journalCode=rcon20
– Preserving Vasa: https://archetype.co.uk/our-titles/preserving-vasa/?id=269

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Bonus Episode: Diversity Discussion Panel

This special bonus episode features a live recording from the discussion panel we took part of as part of ICON’s annual meeting in November 2018.

We were joined by conservators Nerys Rudder and Rebecca Plumbe and tackled the topic of conservation and diversity.

Attendees and people joining in via Twitter and Facebook could ask us questions while the panel was live.

The Facebook video feed of the ‘town hall debate’ can still be accessed here: https://www.facebook.com/ConservatorsUK/videos/288612665104767/

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S04E08: Christmas Special

Ho ho ho! We review our predictions for 2018 and make some new ones for 2019, listen to a museum version of The Night Before Christmas, and play a parlour game! Also tune in for this year’s version of 12 Days of Christmas with St Edmund’s Choir, plus a seasonal Dear Jane!

02:34 Museum advent calendars
06:57 Our predictions for 2018 from last year
13:56 Our new predictions for 2019
21:02 The Curator’s 12 Days of Christmas
25:22 Let’s play twenty— oh, TEN questions!
48:50 The Night Before Christmas
50:43 Dear Jane
52:38 Need a Christmas gift?
53:25 Patreon shout-out

Show Notes:
– Examples of suffragette exhibitions in the UK during 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/jan/31/centenary-votes-for-women-anniversary-events-parades-exhibitions-suffragette-pankhurst
– Spanish ‘restorations’ make headlines again: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/botched-st-george-restoration-spain-1309535
– St Edmund’s Choir: http://www.stedmundschoir.com
– Alphonsine bulldog magnet: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/667943519/bulldog-magnet-design-collection-first
– Conservator Secret Santa Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/thecwordpodcast/conservator-secret-santa/
– Conservator Gift Ideas Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/thecwordpodcast/conservator-gift-ideas/

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Carol text for The Twelve Days of a Conservator’s Christmas (written by Kloe Rumsey, Christina Rozeik, Tom Sutch, and Jenny Mathiasson):

1 a tube of B72
2 purple gloves
3 fresh finds
4 crawling furs
5 old rings
6 hats a-fraying
7 pots for packing
8 books for binding
9 rugs unravelling
10 jars a-seeping
11 paintings peeling
12 coins corroding

***

The Night Before Christmas (text by Jenny Mathiasson, Benjamin Fox, and Kloe Rumsey)

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through this place
Not a creature was stirring, not a thing in its case.
Festive stock was arranged in the gift shop with care,
In hopes that the visitors soon would be there.

The objects were nestled snug in their crates,
From hand axe and flint to sculptures and plates.
Curators had gone and conservators too,
Alone was security who was making a brew.

When up on the roof there arose such a clatter,
The guard sprang from the kettle to see to the matter.
Were seasonal thieves stealing the lead?
For atop the building had parked a big sled!

From it emerged someone rotund and thick,
The guard knew in a moment it must be St Nick!
He squeezed down the chimney and soon re-emerged,
Covered in cobwebs and other filth he’d disturbed!

Snow on his boots sent the humidity soaring,
The environment would certainly need some restoring.
On his way from the mantle he’d stepped on a trap,
Leaving a boot print which would definitely puzzle the lab.

He consulted the map, passing toilets and stairs,
Past cases of rocks, odd primates, and wares.
Scanning around, there was no scent of pine,
Barely a hint of tinsel, nor a whiff of mulled wine!

’Til he encountered the tree, the jewel of the hall,
Where he unloaded his sack, producing gifts big and small.
Books, walkie-talkies, and tools ergonomic,
Brushes, adhesives – even detergent (non-ionic).

But where was his treat, to sustain on the way?
No food in the gallery, he took to the café.
A mini of sherry swiped from the supply,
Some gingerbread biscuits and a cheeky mince pie!

Spotting the guard, nearing the end of his shift,
He brought forth a flask – a personal gift!
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
He was heard to exclaim as he drove out of sight:
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

***

!! SPOILERS !!

Museums from 10 Questions game:
– Pitt Rivers Museum: https://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/
– V&A Dundee: https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee
– Vindolanda Museum: http://www.vindolanda.com/roman-vindolanda/vindolanda-museum
– The Pencil Museum: https://www.derwentart.com/en-gb/c/about/company/derwent-pencil-museum
– The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic: https://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/
– The Gordon Museum of Pathology: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/gordon/index.aspx

***

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S04E07: Tools Galore!

Come have an auditory look into our tool stashes! We talk conservation tools of all kinds: from bone folders and scalpel blades to the more hardcore variety! We discuss listener tweets about tools and Christina interviews a whole bunch of conservators about their tool kits.

00:00:27 News in brief
00:03:34 What’s in our tool kits?
00:18:28 What are our favourite tools?
00:22:59 Responses from Twitter
00:40:23 Are expensive tools a barrier to entry?
00:47:06 Inspiration outside the field
00:49:09 Listener contributions
00:53:09 Christina interviews conservators about their tools
01:15:26 What do we love about Japanese tissue?
01:20:20 Patreon shout-out!

Show Notes:
– Icon AGM Town Hall debate archived livestream: https://www.facebook.com/ConservatorsUK/videos/288612665104767/
– Call for Papers from SHCG: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=ind1811&L=SHCG-LIST&F=&S=&P=13060
– Grants and bursaries from #Icon19: https://icon.org.uk/events/icon-conference-2019/programme/grants-and-bursaries
– The Conservator’s Tool Kit with Richard Hawkes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA1homMneYE
– Brushes Galore Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/thecwordpodcast/brushes-galore/
– /r/specializedtools: https://www.reddit.com/r/specializedtools/
– Adam Savage’s cheap tool kit list: https://www.tested.com/art/makers/454389-still-untitled-supplemental-adams-inexpensive-beginners-toolkit/
– Adam Savage talks tools: https://www.tested.com/art/makers/454310-inexpensive-beginners-toolkit/

Various bits we mentioned from our kits:
– Inherent Vice Squad: https://www.inherentvicesquad.com/
– Fine curved needles from Restore Products: https://restore-products.co.uk/collections/repair/products/fine-curved-needles
– Tiranti spatulas: https://tiranti.co.uk/product-category/modelling-tools/metal-plaster-modelling-tools/stainless-steel-spatulas/
– Photo scales for archaeologists (and conservators!): http://www.aerial-cam.co.uk/scales.html
– Water brushes: https://www.preservationequipment.com/Catalogue/Equipment-Tools/Brushes/Other-Brushes/Water-Brush
– Snake weights: https://www.preservationequipment.com/Catalogue/Equipment-Tools/Weights/Snake-Weights
– IKEA Råskog trolley: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/kitchen-products/kitchen-islands-trolleys/r%C3%A5skog-trolley-white-art-20382932/

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