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Subject: Lecture on Tate AXA Modern Paints Project

Lecture on Tate AXA Modern Paints Project

From: Rebecca Ellison <rebecca.ellison>
Date: Monday, August 20, 2007
The Institute of Conservation (ICON) Paintings Group
Invite you to a talk given by
Bronwyn Ormsby
Senior Conservation Scientist leading the

   "Interim results of the Tate AXA Art Modern Paints Project;
    Evaluating surface cleaning treatments for acrylic emulsion
    paint films and paintings"

at the ICON Office
1 London Bridge, London SE1 9BG
Friday, 5 October 2007
6:30pm prompt

Tickets: ICON members:  UKP5, none members: UKP10

Please register to be sure your name is on the security list at the
door no later than Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Refreshments will be served

RSVP ccowin [at] icon__org__uk or Clare Finn: +44 20 7937 1895

The second phase of a collaborative research project funded by AXA
Art, evaluating the effects of surface cleaning acrylic emulsion
paint films commenced at Tate in 2006.  After the achievements of
the first phase (2003-2006), the focus shifted from evaluating model
paint films to assessing the effects of treatments on actual works
of art, as well as the cleaning efficacy of surface cleaning
systems.  This presentation will describe the approach to the
research project and the methodology developed for assessing the
visual, chemical and physical effects of cleaning on both model
samples and works of art, focussing on the cleaning of acrylic
paintings in the Tate collection as case studies.

Rebecca Ellison ACR
Oil Paintings Conservator
National Museum Wales
Cathays Park
Cardiff CF10 3NP
+44 2920 573 225

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