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Subject: Mural paintings on canvas

Mural paintings on canvas

From: Tiarna Doherty <tiarnadoherty>
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2002
Patricia Favero <pfavero [at] cincyart__org> writes

>We have a specific interest in information about current mounting
>techniques, and are also very interested in any information about
>current ideas or techniques in the installation of large murals or
>similar, relatively 2-D (not free-standing) sculpture.  In
>particular, has anyone experienced the successful temporary
>installation of such an artwork, or worked with a similar artwork in
>order to make it "portable" without its necessarily being rolled?

At the ICOM-CC meeting of the Paintings Working Groups in Rio
(September 23-27, 2002) there was an interesting presentation on the
construction of a light-weight stretcher for large canvas paintings
that are to be moved. The paper is titled, "An alternative
adjustable aluminum spring stretcher for a large painting," by
Thomas Lahoda, P. Lehmann Banke and K-M. Henriksen. The stretcher
design allowed for paintings to be restretched by using springs that
connected to a secondary support of the painting and then to an
aluminum stretcher that was easily constructed and de-constructed
for portability.

Tiarna Doherty
Assistant Paintings Conservator
Painting Conservation Department
J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite #1000
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687
Fax: 310-440-7745

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