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Subject: Paintings


From: Ann-Marie Mild <annmarie.mild>
Date: Monday, June 22, 1998
The first object is a wall-painting from the 1930s, carried out
using oil paint on plaster. It is located indoors (luckily) but in a
quite exposed location in a school. The surface is partially
water-damaged and the remaining paint is severely delaminating from
the plaster underneath. The water-damage happened in the past. The
need for conservation treatment is urgent (and has been so for
several years...). Treatment would include: partial consolidation of
plaster, consolidation of paint-layer, cleaning, surface protection
and finally retouching.

The other problem is two painted wooden panels located outdoors.
They are part of the entrance to one of Sweden's oldest
cinemas--"Saga" in Kalmar. The remaining paint (oil) is flaking and
the wooden surface is brittle. The main problem is to find
protection from sunlight and rain in the future due to the exposed
location. Some retouching is needed as well as consolidation of the
wooden surface and the remaining paint.

I wonder if there is somebody out there who has experience from
similar treatments? If so, it would be useful to learn which
techniques were applied and possibly also an evaluation of the final
result. The work is about to start in a couple of weeks. Thanks in

Ann-Marie Mild
Jonkopings Lansmuseum

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:6
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 24, 1998
                        Message Id: cdl-12-6-013
Received on Monday, 22 June, 1998

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