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Use of inorganic mineral consolidation treatments on modern murals

From: Sasha Snoj <restalje<-at->
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Sarah Braun <sbraun0307 [at] hotmail__com> writes

>...  I am currently writing my
>master's thesis on the conservation of modern mural paintings, more
>specifically the use of inorganic mineral treatments (barium
>hydroxide, artificial ammonium oxalate, ethyl silicates, CaLoSil,
>etc.) in the consolidation of modern murals on cement supports.

I am a young professional restorer of murals from Slovenia. Here in
Ljubljana we have hosted conservator-restorer Will Shank of
Conservation Resources Management,
<URL:>. He is a specialist
in modern murals. Maybe you can contact him.

I work with all kinds of murals as such as fresco buono, secco and
decorative paintings. I was running a project in a Mengore Church,
which has Tone Kralj's modern paintings from 1920. We use a
procedure for desalination (cellulose pulp with ammonium carbonate
solution) and nanocalk for consolidation of mortar, and ammonium
caseinate for consolidation of pulverized paint layer. I am also
very familiar with Calosil. I didn't notice any particular question
about restoring. What are you interesting in?

I hope you contact Will Shank  especially if you have modern
paintings made with acrylics on modern base ground. America is full
of wall paintings, represented by social art, street art, etc.--
much more than we have here in Europe. That's why I am more familiar
with modern paintings, which are still in the frames of
conventionality. I hope you find the answers.

Sasa Snoj, acad. rest., cons.-rest.
Conservation-restoration of wall paintings

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