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Subject: Tempera


From: Mark Vine <vpackthread>
Date: Monday, September 6, 2004
An artist without access to the internet has asked if anyone can
suggest a suitable protective coating for modern day paintings
created using tempera.

The artist prefers to hang her work without any glazed protection
but  is worried about the possibility of moisture and dirt
contaminating her art forms especially as the pictures are likely to
be handled by non-professional staff in a non-Gallery environment.

Any coating needs to be spirit based, easy to apply, as the artists
work can be quite large and textured and must not gloss the surface
in any way.

One suggestion has been the application of Paraloid/Acryloid B72
with a fumed silica matting agent to reduce any possible gloss
effects. Can anyone suggest an alternative?

Mark Vine
Conservation Resources (UK) Ltd

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:15
               Distributed: Wednesday, September 15, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-18-15-023
Received on Monday, 6 September, 2004

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