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Subject: Fire damaged paintings

Fire damaged paintings

From: Thierry Ford <>
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2002
At the end of last year, two fire damaged paintings (oil on canvas,
late 18th century) from a church altarpiece were conserved at NIKU's
studios in Oslo.

Both had suffered extensive blistering of the paint layers. These
damages were successfully consolidated and flattened by using a
combination of localised heat and pressure.

I am interested in learning  more about the different practical
approaches and experiences that other conservators have had with
similar problems (especially concerning the issue of the reversal of
large blisters).

Equally, any knowledge of articles that have been published recently
on this subject (the last 10 years or so), would be greatly

Thierry Ford
Paintings Conservator
NIKU - Norsk Institutt for Kulturminneforskning
Norwegian Inst. for Cultural Heritage Research
Postboks 736, Sentrum 0105 OSLO
+47 23 35 5000/43
Fax: +47 23 35 5001

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:49
                Distributed: Saturday, January 12, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-15-49-018
Received on Wednesday, 9 January, 2002

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