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Subject: Retouching Conservation research

Retouching Conservation research

From: Mark D. Gottsegen <mdgottsegen>
Date: Monday, May 29, 2006
In Conservation DistList Instance: 19:57 Sunday, May 28, 2006
I wrote

>At the recently concluded (yesterday, May 19, 2006) Modern Paints
>Uncovered Symposium at the Tate Modern, multiple difficulties with
>the treatment of acrylic dispersion paints were discussed--and many
>excellent scientific papers were delivered--but few practical
>answers were provided to practicing conservators. ...
>Speaking of the MPU, several conservators expressed frustration at
>the lack of practical direction the conservation scientists seemed
>to provide, and I challenged one to develop a list of research
>questions she'd like to have answered in a practical way.  Then I
>jumped the gun and began developing one of my own. ...

The list is attached.

The List of projects for answering conservation questions re Modern
Art Materials:

    1.  Casein paints

    2.  Lightfastness of pastels and ASTM Specification for Pastels

    3.  Lightfastness of and treatments for printed digital media
        (inkjet, laserjet), including substrates.

    4.  Lightfastness of and treatments for printed photographic
        media (inkjet, laserjet), including substrates

    5.  Practical treatment advice for acrylic dispersion paints.

    6.  Practical advice re coatings for acrylic dispersion paints:
        application and treatment.

    7.  Practical advice re grounds for paints:  oil, acrylic
        dispersion, alkyd/oil, other: application, yellowing,

    8.  Adhesion: paints to grounds, interlayer, coatings to paints.

    9.  Health problems in conservation studios and related museum
        work environments

    10. The durability of cast and fabricated plastics

    11. Modern paints and coatings for outdoor applications (murals)

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:59
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
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Received on Monday, 29 May, 2006

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