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Chalk drawings

From: Vanessa Wiggin <vanessa<-at->
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2009
Robert Smith <member [at] basiliscoe__fsnet__co__uk> writes

>Does anyone have experience of the conservation of chalk drawings on
>blackboards? ...

I conserved a chalk board from (I think) the 1960s a few years ago.
I was quite surprised that the chalk was not particularly friable
and did not require consolidation.  I was able to brush vacuum the
board without damaging the chalk, and placed the board in a Perspex
case for display.

Vanessa Wiggin
Director of Conservation
ArtWorks Conservation
+61 8 9594 2420

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