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Cleaning anodized aluminum

From: Jill Addleson <jilla>
Date: Friday, February 20, 1998
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The Durban Art Gallery requests metal conservators who are working
in Metal Conservation Departments to please write to me with advice
regarding the cleaning of an anodized aluminum sculpture in the
permanent collection of the Durban Art Gallery.  Structurally the
work is in excellent condition. However due to touching by members
of the public, the surface is now blotchy and stained.

Our philosophy in conserving the works in the permanent collection
of the Durban Art Gallery is to use methods of conservation which
are reversible and cleaning substances which are not harmful in the
long term.

Jill Addleson
Curator of Collections
Durban Art Gallery
PO Box 4085
Durban 4000
South Africa
Fax: +27 31 3683093
+27 31 3327286

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:72
                Distributed: Tuesday, February 24, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-11-72-022
Received on Friday, 20 February, 1998

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