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Subject: Anatomical models

Anatomical models

From: Sandra Kokarnig <tarneldoroth>
Date: Friday, June 11, 2004
I am a conservation student in Vienna and currently finalising a
thesis about conservation and restoration of anatomical wax models
(Italy, ca. 1785) made of a beeswax-pineresin-mixture. As
conservation of wax objects is a very specialised topic, I would
like to get to know conservators occupied with research or
conservation projects in this field.

My question for today: Has anyone recognised sticky surfaces on old
wax-resin objects? I suppose the phenomena has to do with unsuitable
solvent-cleaning or varnishing methods.

My poll for today: What do you think is a suitable material for
gluing wax? I tested acrylic resins, acrylic dispersions, and
polyethylene glycol 2000-4000 so far. Any new ideas?

Sandra Kokarnig
Schweglerstrasse 1/23
1150 Vienna

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:2
                   Distributed: Friday, June 18, 2004
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Received on Friday, 11 June, 2004

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