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Subject: Painting on silk

Painting on silk

From: Trevor Burrowes <trevoroc>
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2000
The following is posted on behalf of someone who is not on the list.

An early 20th(?) century Indian painting on silk (43cm x 58cm) has
been damaged by acid-based cardboard backing. Moisture on the
cardboard backing (most likely) caused spots (2 areas, 2mm each,
and other tiny spots) on the silk. Within the stained areas, there
are two small holes (about 1 cm, each).

Can anyone recommend ways to (a) remove discoloring caused
by the backing, and (b) ways to "mend" the small holes?

Trevor Burrowes

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:43
                Distributed: Wednesday, February 9, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-43-020
Received on Tuesday, 1 February, 2000

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