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Subject: Painting on silk

Painting on silk

From: Niccolo Caldararo <caldararo>
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2000
Trevor Burrowes <trevoroc [at] pacbell__net> writes

>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?

This sounds similar to a project a colleague of mine, Claire
Antonetti, treated last year.  Is the "hole" size you mention a
typo? 1mm instead of 1cm?  Try reaching Claire via her listing in
the Oakland phone book.

Niccolo Caldararo

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:44
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Received on Thursday, 10 February, 2000

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