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Drawing stuck to glass

From: Terry Marsh <tmarac>
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2001
Karen Potje <kpotje [at] cca__qc__ca> writes

>Our Conservation Department has been asked to treat a large drawing
>(25 3/4 x 38 1/2 inches) from our collection which which is stuck to
>glass.

I had a Helen Frankenthaler work, printing inks painted on a woodcut
print stuck to glass. I successfully separated the still sticky paint
(1/2 by 1/4 inch areas) by threading a wide (4inch) long strip of
silicon coated mylar between the glass and painting. Holding both
sides of the long strip you can gently press against the stuck spot
with the edge of the mylar. This method allows one to reach the
stuck spot without too much prying.

Terry Marsh
Terry Marsh Art Conservation
Cos Cob, Connecticut


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