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Proceedings from the Cleaning 2010 International Conference

From: Ann N'Gadi <ngadia<-at->
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
New Insights into the Cleaning of Paintings: Proceedings from the Cleaning 2010 International Conference

    Mecklenburg, Marion F., A. Elena Charola, and Robert J.
    Koestler, editors.
    New Insights into the Cleaning of Paintings: Proceedings from
    the Cleaning 2010 International Conference, Universidad
    Politecnica de Valencia and Museum Conservation Institute.
    Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation,
    number 3, x + 243 pages, 142 figures, 22 tables, 2013.

The present volume brings together the papers and posters presented
at the "Cleaning 2010 International-New Insights into the Cleaning
of Paintings" conference that was held at the Universidad
Politecnica de Valencia in Spain, in collaboration with the
Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute. This was the first
major international conference on this topic in two decades. The 20
papers and 19 extended abstracts presented at the conference are
included in this publication, grouped into four main categories:
Ethics, Aesthetics, Training, and Documentation; Traditional Media:
Egg Tempera and Oil; Modern Paints; and Cleaning Systems. Within
each category, the papers and extended abstracts are grouped by the
specific topic they address to make it easier for the reader to find
all related material in one section. A summary of panel discussions
held at the end of the conference has also been included. All papers
and abstracts included in this publication have been peer reviewed.
The aim of the conference was to provide a knowledge exchange forum
and to produce a publication that assembles the latest developments
in the various studies addressing the problems that affect
paintings. These range from normal soiling to removal of aged
varnishes, from the effect of solvents on paints to the subsequent
changes in their mechanical behavior. The cleaning of unvarnished
paintings is one of the most critical issues that was discussed.
Finally, different cleaning techniques, such as gels, soaps,
enzymes, ionic liquids, and foams, as well as various dry methods
and lasers, are discussed in various papers and extended abstracts.
Although the conference was organized in Spain, the United States
contributed 21% of the contents, followed by Spain and Italy, both
with 16%; the United Kingdom and Germany, each with 9%; and Canada,
the Netherlands, and Portugal, all with 5%. The rest are individual
contributions from Australia, Norway, Switzerland, Poland, and
Greece.

Now available at

    <URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10088/20477>


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