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Course on mechanical and dimensional properties of cultural materials

From: Filiz Kuvvetli <filizkuv<-at->
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013
An Approach to the Mechanical Properties and Structural Behavior of
    some Cultural Materials
Sakip Sabanci Museum
Emirgan 34467
Istanbul, Turkey
10 May 2013

Prof. Dr. Laura Fuster Lopez
Dept. Conservacion y Restauracion de Bienes Culturales
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia,Spain

Registration fee: 50 TL.

Registration is open to restorers, conservation scientists and
related professionals practicing within the field.

Language: The lecture will be given in English.

Contact info:

For registration or queries please send an e-mail to

    Filiz Kuvvetli
    Paintingsconservator
    filizkuvvetli<-at->sabanciuniv<.>edu

or to

    Nurcin Kural Ozgorus
    nurcin<-at->sabanciuniv<.>edu

Note: This course is a condensed 1-day version of the MA course
"Study of the mechanical and dimensional properties of cultural
materials" (30 hours) taught by prof M.F Mecklenburg (Smithsonian
Institution, USA) and Profs. L. Fuster-Lopez  (UPV, Valencia) at the
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia since 2007].

Morning

    10-00-11.00             Why Look at the Mechanical Properties
                            and the Structural Behaviour of
                            Artworks?

                            Basic Concepts

                                Defining Relative Humidity

                                Force and Mechanical Properties of
                                Materials

                            The Dimensional Response of Painting
                            Materials to Relative Humidity (with
                            some reference to textiles and paper
                            artifacts)

                            The Dimensional Response of Painting
                            Materials to Temperature (with some
                            reference to textiles and paper
                            artifacts)

    11-15-11.30             Break

    11-30-12.30             The Mechanical Properties of Painting
                            Materials (with some reference to
                            textiles and paper artifacts)

                            Works of Art on Paper and Failure
                            Mechanisms

    12-30-14.00             Lunch

Afternoon

    14-00-15.30             Paintings as Structures and Failure
                            Mechanisms-1,   (Canvas Paintings)

                            Paintings as Structures and Failure
                            Mechanisms-2,   (Panel Paintings)

    15-30-15.45 Break

    15-45-17.30             Conservation Treatments of Paintings-1:
                            Some structural considerations

                            Conservation Treatments of Paintings-2:
                            A look at some methods and materials

                                a)  Adhesives :Consolidation and
                                lining adhesives

                                b)  Cleaning: The effects of
                                solvents on paints

                                c)  Filling and Retouching

                            The Museum Environment and Determining
                            Appropriate RH and Temperature Settings


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