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Subject: Painting mounted on Fome-Cor

Painting mounted on Fome-Cor

From: Melissa R. Katz <mkatz>
Date: Friday, May 14, 1999
We recently acquired a Mexican painting, oil on canvas, 1798 that
had been in a private collection in Texas for the past few decades.
The former owner had had it conserved, and the at that time the
painting was "lined" to a 3/4-inch-thick piece of fome-core with an
unknown adhesive.

At present, everything is fine, but I am wondering about the future
stability of this marouflage combo.  How stable will the fome-core
be and for how long?  What problems should I watch out for?  Is this
technique common?  I've seen people use honey-comb panels made of
acid-free matboard as light- weight paintings support, but this is
my first encounter with a fome-core lining.

Melissa R. Katz
Davis Museum and Cultural Center
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:88
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 18, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-88-017
Received on Friday, 14 May, 1999

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