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Subject: Fixing


From: Madhavi Singh <dharohar99>
Date: Monday, November 1, 1999
I am restoring a book on Asian Carpets, XVI & XVII century designs
from the Jaipur Palaces, Printed at London by W. Griggs,
Chromo-Lithographer to the King, in the year 1905. It consists of
coloured plates of which the red pigment is very fugitive in aqueous
medium. I want to treat this with aqueous method of deacidification.
To fix the red pigment I have tried polyvinyl acetate resin in
toluene; it is doing its job but also giving its stain at the back
of paper. So I not convinced. Can somebody tell me how I can fix the
red pigment? Or suggest some readable matter in this regard?

Madhavi Singh
Private Art Conservator
Dharohar, Art Conservation Centre,
30, Ravindra Garden, Aliganj,
Lucknow-226024, India.
+91 522 335492
Fax: +91 522 338609

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:28
                 Distributed: Tuesday, November 2, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-28-018
Received on Monday, 1 November, 1999

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