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Beva 371 for stacco

From: Isabelle Brajer <isabelle>
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2000
Marcin Kozarzewski <koza [at] pagi__pl>

>I am searching for any information about experiences on using BEVA
>371 for transferring of wall paintings (stacco).

I have had very good experience with Beva 371 on transferred wall
paintings (see my forthcoming article in the next issue of
Zeitschrift fur Kunsttechnologie und Konservierung due in May/June).

I used it in film form in conjunction with the heated surface of a
suction table to mount transfers on honeycomb supports.  The case I
worked on was a flat painting which was mounted on a prefabricated
Aerolam Board (Ciba Geigy), but I'm sure it can be also used in the
case of uneven wall paintings.

Used in this manner Beva has a dual function: its excellent adhesive
properties provide secure anchoring to the support; and its
permanent solubility in hydrocarbon solvents ensure future
disassembly of the transfer. Reversibility of the mounting can also
be achieved by heat activation of the adhesive. Therefore, in the
cases where Beva 371 is used I do not consider there to be any need
for the insertion of any other material for the intervention layer.

Isabelle Brajer
National Museum of Denmark
Department of Conservation
P.O.Box 260, Brede
2800 Kongens Lyngby
+45 20 20 95 65
Fax.: +45 33 47 33 27

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:48
                  Distributed: Friday, March 24, 2000
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Received on Wednesday, 15 March, 2000

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