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Conference on cleaning paintings

From: Ann N'Gadi <ngadia<-at->
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
International Conference
Cleaning 2010: New insights into the cleaning of paintings
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
May 26-28, 2010

The conference "New insights into the cleaning of paintings"
(CLEANING 2010) is intended to be an international forum where the
most relevant scientists and conservators in the field present their
latest research as well as their most relevant work.

This conference is a joint effort of the Universidad Politecnica de
Valencia (UPV) and the Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute
(MCI) and it will be held at the UPV in May 26-28, 2010.

After the Brussels conference in 1990 and the one in Dusseldorf on
surface cleaning in 2003, this conference focuses on:

    The chemistry of drying and film formation
    (tempera, oils, acrylics, alkyds)

    The effects of residual solvents on the mechanical properties of
    paint films

    The effects of solvent leaching in the mechanical properties of
    paint films

    The chemical alterations of paint films

    The effects of cleaning and the impact of the environment

    Aesthetics (patinas, methodologies)

    Conservation treatments with special emphasis in cleaning
    issues, boundaries and challenges

    Cleaning softwares


It is expected that about 20 guest lectures will complete the
plenary session and a poster session will also be displayed.

For more information, please visit:


The program of lectures will be updated in the forthcoming days.

An on-line registration as well as an on-line submission form for
poster proposals will be available soon in this same website.

The deadline to submit poster proposals is next January 15, 2010

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:20
                 Distributed: Sunday, December 6, 2009
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Received on Thursday, 3 December, 2009

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