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Subject: Casein


From: Mark D. Gottsegen <mdgottsegen>
Date: Monday, May 1, 2006
Galeazzi Prune <galeazziprune [at] yahoo__fr> writes

>I am student in the conservation-restauration department at the
>School of Art of Avignon (France). I am beginning research about
>casein binding and would like to tackle the problem of rigid binder
>on flexible support. But, first of all, I would like to find as much
>information as possible concerning the history of this technique.

You might start by contacting the sole remaining US manufacturer of
casein paints (Shiva brand):  Jack Richeson and Co. at
<>.  Also, LeFranc et Bourgeois now makes Plaka, a
"casein emulsion paint," and they might know something.

Mark D. Gottsegen
Chair, ASTM D01.57
Associate Professor
Department of Art
UNC Greensboro
1203 NC 62 East
Climax  NC  27233-9183
Fax: 336-334-5270

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