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Course on easel paintings

From: Laura Fuster-Lopez <laufuslo<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009
"Easel paintings: structural behavior and failure mechanisms"
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
(Lecture Hall of the Rectorate Building)

Lecturers: Marion F. Mecklenburg, Laura Fuster-Lopez
March 11-12, 2009

Languages: English  (with simultaneous translation into Spanish)

Objectives: The aim of the course 'Study of the mechanical and
dimensional properties of painting materials' is to provide a deeper
knowledge on single artists' materials and their interactions as
well as to understand the behavior of easel paintings when subjected
to different environmental conditions.

The course is designed to learn about the forces acting inside a
painting, the failure mechanisms as well as how to minimize the
damage induced in paintings by the environment. The course also
addresses questions related to the requirements of methods and
materials to be used in conservation treatments as a function of
their structural compatibility with the work of art.

This course is addressed to conservators and conservation scientists
that want to gain insight into the mechanical properties and
dimensional response of artists' materials with the aim to
understand the behavior of paintings and to predict the allowable
environmental ranges for their proper structural stability.


    1.  Relative Humidity: defining the concept

        The psychometric chart
        The dimensional response of painting materials to changes in
        The dimensional response of painting materials to

    2.  Determination of the mechanical properties of artist's
        materials: The stress strain curve

        Forces acting in a painting
        The behavior of paintings as structures

    3.  Failure Mechanisms

    4.  Structural suitability of materials for conservation

    Students: 35 Euros   (before March, 1, 2009)
    Professionals: 60 Euros (before March, 1, 2009)

    Students: 50 Euros (after March, 1, 2009)
    Professionals: 75 euros (after March, 1, 2009)

More Information:


Online registration:


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